Pancreas Transplantation

November 18, 2013

Pancreas transplantation is performed in individuals with type I diabetes to achieve long-term glucose control without exogenous insulin administration. The pancreas transplant replaces the function of the native pancreas that has been destroyed by the patient’s immune system. Dr. Ramasamy Bakthavatsalam discusses the procedure and how it can significantly improve the quality of life in people with diabetes.