Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, December 28th, 2003
A pancreas transplant can essentially cure diabetes.
Patients who received pancreas-only transplants had a 1-year survival rate of 97% and a 4-year rate of 85%, compared with 98% and 92% of those who tried to control their diabetes by conventional means while awaiting a transplant, according to a government study in the December 3, 2003, Journal of the American Medical Association.
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