Pancreas Transplant Surgery for Diabetes - Topic Overview
Pancreas transplant surgery is a surgical treatment for
people who have
type 1 diabetes. The person's pancreas is not removed.
The transplanted pancreas is placed in the front part of the abdomen.
Insulin from the transplanted pancreas is released
into the bloodstream through the lower abdominal blood vessels (veins).
When the surgery is successful, the person may
no longer have symptoms of diabetes or need to treat diabetes. But the person
may still develop complications from diabetes. If the person already has
complications, they may continue to get worse as time goes on.
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If the level is below 70 or you are experiencing symptoms such as shaking, sweating or difficulty thinking, you will need to raise the number immediately. A quick solution is to eat a few pieces of hard candy or 1 tablespoon of sugar or honey. Recheck your numbers again in 15 minutes to see if the number has gone up. If not, repeat the steps above or call your doctor.
People who experience hypoglycemia several times in a week should call their health care provider. It's important to monitor your levels each day so you can make sure your numbers are within the range. If you are pregnant always consult with your health care provider.
Congratulations on taking steps to manage your health.
However, it's important to continue to track your numbers so that you can make lifestyle changes if needed. If you are pregnant always consult with your physician.
Your level is high if this reading was taken before eating. Aim for 70-130 before meals and less than 180 two hours after meals.
Even if your number is high, it's not too late for you to take control of your health and lower your blood sugar.
One of the first steps is to monitor your levels each day. If you are pregnant always consult with your physician.
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