The pancreas is an organ that produces hormones that regulate the body’s sugar levels; with insulin being the most important.
Unfortunately, Type 1 diabetes destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. This is called an auto immune attack, and occurs when the immune system mistakenly confuses the insulin producing cells as “foreign”.
Pancreas transplantation is the ultimate treatment for type 1 diabetes since it restores the cells that produce insulin (beta cells).
A pancreas transplant may be considered for the following:
Our Pancreas Transplant Program is led by expert transplant surgeons, endocrinologists and nephrologists who provide cutting-edge surgical and medical care across all stages of transplant procedures:
The multidisciplinary Pancreas Transplant Program team at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi includes:
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