Doctors Lounge - Endocrinology AnswersBack to Endocrinology Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 10/17/2017.
Forum Name: Diabetes
Question: surgery for diabetes? urgent
|TiaMani - Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:59 pm||
My daughter has diabetes and she needs insulin injections about twice a day. She is 20. I heard that there is now some sort of surgery for diabetes. I have been unable to find more information about this. I would really apreciate it if youcould tell me more.
|Dr. Heba Ismail - Fri Jul 22, 2005 6:49 am||
No, there is no surgery for diabetes, except for trials of islet transplantation, which have not been very successful. They are usually carried out simultaneously during kidney transplantation in those suffering diabetes and renal failure.
Science is advancing at a fast rate and there are promises that there would soon be a cure.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.