Pancreas transplantation in type 1 diabetes: Hope vs reality

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Pancreas transplantation can improve quality of life for patients with type 1 diabetes by eliminating hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic episodes, the need for insulin injections, frequent self-monitoring of blood glucose levels, and dietary restrictions. Increasing evidence suggests that it may slow the progression of long-term diabetic complications. On the other hand, patients risk the adverse effects of lifelong immunosuppression.


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