Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, June 27th, 2005
According to recent research published in the journal Zentralblatt Fur Chirurgie, "Simultaneous pancreas kidney transplantation (SPK) is an established therapy for type 1 diabetics with end stage or preterminal renal disease. SPK is superior to isolated kidney transplantation (KTX) in diabetic patients."
"Pancreas retransplantations are more common in these patients now, mostly after SPK but experience with SPK after KTX is rare. Between 1994 and 2003 six Re-SPK 4.5 to 8.5 years...
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