A pancreas transplant is a surgical procedure whose aim is to restore normal insulin production by means of transplanting a healthy functioning organ or islet cells into a patient with diabetes. These procedures have been taking place for many decades and their results are well documented in the scientific community. There is good and there is bad and the balance will have to be weighed up carefully. Restoration of insulin secretion and maintenance of normal blood glucose levels is the marker of a successful transplant.

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