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Transplants: What You Need To Know

 

Researchers around the world have dedicated themselves to developing transplant therapies that have the potential to put an end to diabetes. We have not yet reached that goal, but some people with diabetes are eligible to receive kidney transplants, pancreas transplants, or islet cell transplants.

Transplants are risky procedures that are generally only considered in extraordinary cases. Depending on your medical history, you may or may not be a candidate for one or more of these transplants. Speak with your doctor to see if receiving a transplant is an option for you.

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Reviewed by Jason C. Baker, MD. 06/13


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