Surgical Procedures for Type 1 Diabetes
- Have developed severe renal disease especially if you may need a kidney transplant
- Have tried insulin treatment, but it has failed to prevent acute complications, like ketoacidosis
- Have severe emotional problems due to insulin treatment
- Have frequent, potentially life-threatening complications, particularly hypoglycemia
Islet Cell Transplant
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- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/17/2014 -
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