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Simultaneous Pancreas/Kidney Transplant Cures Firefighter of Type 1 Diabetes

marzo 2, 2019

Gary Fritz had been living with a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis for 20 years. Multiple daily injections and blood sugar tests interfered with his normal routines. Gary began falling asleep at work as a heavy equipment operator. His local physician in Littletown, PA referred him to the transplant team, and he was added to the transplant wait list. Within three months, Gary received a simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant to restore his kidney function and cure him of diabetes forever. The Division of Transplantation at UMMC is one of only a handful of centers to perform simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplants for patients with Type 1 diabetes.

Related Links:

Transplant Center
http://www.umm.edu/transplant/

Kidney/Pancreas Transplant
http://www.umm.edu/transplant/pancreas/index.htm

Information for Patients
http://www.umm.edu/transplant/patient/index.htm

Success Stories
http://www.umm.edu/transplant/testimonials.htm

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