Solitary pancreas transplants for people with diabetes

People with diabetes and early or no kidney disease may be candidates for a solitary pancreas transplant. A pancreas transplant may improve your blood sugar control, reduce the need for insulin injections, prevent complications and improve your quality of life.

If you have experienced blood sugar or insulin complications, or your insulin isn't effectively managing your condition, you may be a candidate for a solitary pancreas transplant.

Your doctor will evaluate you to determine if you're a candidate for a solitary pancreas transplant. After a pancreas transplant, you'll need to take immunosuppressive medications to prevent rejection of your donor pancreas. These medications may cause serious side effects. Your doctor and treatment team will explain the benefits and risks of pancreas transplant.