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Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Benjamin Fraktman | 2019/08/10

Q.

Type 1 diabetic no pancreas

Hello I am from Finland My pancreases infected after having bypass operation in 2004 using Cholesterol controlling medicine called LIPANTHYL medicine made side effects made gallstone to my pancreases and in 2011 had to operate after tried many time taking away this gallstone and finally had to make operation and took away my pancreases so now injecting twice time a day and when eat again injection and like to get rid from injection and willing to get rid from it to get healthy again. Any solution? Look Forward to hearing back best Regards 

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2019/08/15

Hi

If your pancreas has been removed, then generally you have no alternative but to inject insulin. The only potential alternative is a pancreas transplant, which is done by using a donor pancreas or with islet cells via an injection. The first requires someone to have died and is normally done with a kidney transplant for a patient who has kidney failure and diabetes. The second is only done in one of very few specialized centers around the world. A semi-closed insulin pump and sensor is a good, but not perfect option, but as with transplants, is very costly   

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