Diabetes
Posted on: Aug 16 Hosted By: Dr. Aaron Carroll
Diabetes
Posted on: Aug 16 Hosted By: Dr. Aaron Carroll
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Tags: diabetes, pancreas, kidney, transplant, podcast

Pancreas after Kidney Transplantation in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Guest: Dr. Jonathan Fridell

Although most patients with Type 1 diabetes are able to rely on insulin to effectively manage their condition, many patients have trouble with their kidneys if they have been diabetic for a while. In these cases, kidney and pancreas transplantation may be an option. Dr. Jonathan Fridell, Surgical Director of the Pancreas Transplant Program at Indiana University Health, discusses the benefits and risks of pancreas after kidney transplant, rather than a simultaneous transplantation. These advantages include benefits of receiving a living donor kidney, as well as a shorter wait time to avoid dialysis. Although risks include those associated with immunosuppression, usually patients can leave the hospital insulin independent.

Tags: diabetes, pancreas, kidney, transplant, podcast
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Pancreas after Kidney Transplantation in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Guest: Dr. Jonathan Fridell

Although most patients with Type 1 diabetes are able to rely on insulin to effectively manage their condition, many patients have trouble with their kidneys if they have been diabetic for a while. In these cases, kidney and pancreas transplantation may be an option. Dr. Jonathan Fridell, Surgical Director of the Pancreas Transplant Program at Indiana University Health, discusses the benefits and risks of pancreas after kidney transplant, rather than a simultaneous transplantation. These advantages include benefits of receiving a living donor kidney, as well as a shorter wait time to avoid dialysis. Although risks include those associated with immunosuppression, usually patients can leave the hospital insulin independent.

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