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Pancreas or islet transplant

Pancreas or islet transplant

The pancreas is the part of the body that should produce insulin, and islets are the cells in the pancreas that do this.

A pancreas or islet transplant allows the body to produce its own insulin again. You may be assessed for this in a specialist centre if:

  • you keep having severe hypos that do not improve with other treatments or

  • you have had a kidney transplant and are having problems with your diabetes, particularly hypos.

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