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Q&A: Successful pancreas transplant can restore body’s ability to secrete insulin

Dear Mayo Clinic: My wife is 31 and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 7. She had a baby three months ago, and her blood sugar levels were never really controlled. Doctors tested her kidney function and said there is "a little damage" but nothing to worry about. They said a pancreas transplant might be an option. How risky is this? What medications will she need to take following the transplant?

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