Chandigarh, April 13
The PGI right here carried out the primary simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant on a affected person with sort 2 diabetes.
A 54-year-old affected person from Roorkee grew to become the primary particular person to obtain the remedy on the PGI.
The affected person was having diabetes for the final 10 to fifteen years and was placed on dialysis due to the kidney failure.
Final month, a household from Kaithal, who misplaced their 12-year-old youngster in a highway accident, approached the transplant coordinator to donate all his organs, together with pancreas.
Dr Ashish Sharma, an knowledgeable in nephrology, renal transplantation therapies on the PGI, stated, “After the transplant, the affected person is now in a position to eat no matter he needs and his blood sugar is effectively in management with out the necessity of any insulin remedy.”
At PGI, Chandigarh, 25 simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplants have been carried out on sufferers with sort 1 diabetes however no such transplant had been carried out on sufferers with sort 2 diabetes. — TNS