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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

Hello TiaMani,
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.

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