The Symptoms of Diabetes/Pancreas Transplant

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The Symptoms of Diabetes are:

Feeling irritable, fatigue, tiredness, unexplained weight loss, hungry all the time, excessive urination, excessive thirst, sores and bruises that are hard to heal, blurry vision, numbness in hands or feet, bladder infections, and yeast infections. Diabetes can lead to problems with all organs in the body.

Pancreas Transplant

The pancreas is a vital organ in the body that performs functions necessary for digestion. For people with diabetes having a pancreas transplant involves the implant of a healthy pancreas. After this is done the healthy pancreas will produce insulin if the body does not reject the new organ. Usuall a healthy pancreas will be obtained from an organ donor who is not living, but in some cases a living donor who donates a partial pancreas. The complications of this type of surgery can include infection, rejection of the new organ, thrombosis, and pancreatitis. After having a pancreas transplant the prognosis is usually good. For more information on a pancreas transplant you may contact the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association or the Diabetes Institute for Immunology and Transplantation.

For more information on Diabetes and symptoms you may contact the American Association of Diabetes Educators at 1-800-338-3633 or the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-342-2383  or the National Diabetes Education Program at 1-800-438-5383 or the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse at 1-800-860-8747 or the Weight Control Information Network at 1-877-946-4627. If you experience symptoms of diabetes please see a doctor as soon as possible. Diabetes is a serious disease that is treatable and can be managed through the care of professional medical help. Hope this information is helpful to you in gaining knowledge of this disease.


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