Pancreatic transplantation

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Pancreatic transplantation:
Usually only used in those with type 2 diabetes and end-stage renal failure who are getting a kidney transplant.
Need immunosuppression with drugs that are diabetogenic. High surgical risk (eg thrombosis).
50% are do not need exogenous insulin after 5 years  quality of life issues (no insulin injections, reduced risk of hypoglycaemia, no need for self monitoring of blood glucose, etc)

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