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Our pancreas transplant program at Methodist University Hospital has the shortest wait times of any transplant program in the region. Discuss with your doctor if you are a candidate for a pancreas transplant.
The goal in diabetes management is to provide insulin therapy in a way that mimics the natural pancreas. The closest therapy available at this time is a pancreas transplant. When successful, a pancreas transplant cures diabetes, as blood sugar levels become normal because the new pancreas produces insulin.
A pancreas transplant is a surgical procedure to place a healthy pancreas from a deceased donor into a person whose pancreas no longer functions properly. Almost all pancreas transplants are done to treat cases of type 1 diabetes.