Pancreas Transplant Types

If you have serious complications from diabetes, you may need both a pancreas and a kidney transplant. Our team is among Michigan’s elite few with expertise providing transplants of both organs. We work with you to determine the best option.

Find out if you need a pancreas transplant.

Pancreas transplants at Henry Ford

Our transplant offerings include:

  • Pancreas transplants for Type 1 diabetes: This option is best for people who:
    • Do not have kidney disease
    • Have severe diabetes-induced complications, such as nerve or eye damage
    • Experience major fluctuations in blood sugar levels even with the use of insulin therapy
  • Pancreas transplants for Type 2 diabetes: Pancreas transplants are not as common for people with Type 2 diabetes. While the pancreas usually continues to make insulin, the body does not use it properly. Insulin-producing cells may eventually fail from the stress.
  • Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant: If you develop chronic kidney failure due to diabetes complications, you may need a new pancreas and kidney. Receiving organs from the same donor reduces your risk of rejection.
  • Pancreas after kidney transplant: If your pancreas starts to fail months or years after a kidney transplant, our doctors can help.
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