A Diabetes-Free Future for Patients after Pancreas Transplantation
For patients with type 1 diabetes, a pancreas transplant can mean a life free from testing blood sugar, taking insulin, and the constant threat of dangerous fluctuations in blood glucose. In February 2013, NYP/Columbia's Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program performed three pancreas transplants within 36 hours. Read about two such patients whose lives had revolved around maintaining good control of their diabetes for decades. After their pancreas transplants, they are gratefully adjusting to a new, insulin-free lifestyle.