Ive just been made aware of this site (thankyou)
I am a type 1 diabetic diagnosed 38 yrs ago. The combination of time and mismanagement in my youth has left me with a variety of problems. The most serious being renal impairment - I am not yet on dialysis but Im guessing its not to far away
My mind is in turmoil at the moment as Ive just returned from my assessment for a pancreas and kidney transplant after being refferred from a renal surgeon as a possible candidate.
In this assessment I was told I had different options open to me
A single (kidney) transplant with good diabetic control post op (insulin pump)
A kidney transplant plus an islet transplant
A pancreas and kidney transplant
This has caused me quite a headache as I was expecting a yes or no to the question of double transplant.
Ive been told there are possibly people on here with experiences of the different options and would appreciate some input please