Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease
Surgery is not a routine treatment for type 1 diabetes, and children do not meet the criteria for the surgeries that are available. Surgeries for type 1 diabetes are:
- Surgery to replace the pancreas (Reference pancreas transplant Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window), possibly while receiving another organ, such as a kidney.
- Surgery to insert working pancreas cells (islet cell transplant). This procedure is still experimental.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference March 7, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Stephen LaFranchi, MD - Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology