Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, November 27th, 2006
During a 10-year period, heart transplant recipients with uncomplicated diabetes lived just as long as non-diabetic recipients, according to data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), a national organization that coordinates transplant organ procurement and distribution. However, heart recipients with severe diabetes-related organ damage, such as a history of kidney disease or stroke, had significantly worse long-term survival compared to recipients without...
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