Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
December 31, 2003
Question from Kingston, New York, USA:
I was told by a friend that there has been pancreas transplantation surgery performed before. Is this true, and who can I contact for more information in my area?
There have been many successful transplants both of whole organs and more recently of the insulin producing islets. There remains however the major problem that there are too few donors and more importantly, as far as young people are concerned, the transplants need to be protected by lifetime immunosuppression. In the years to come there is every reason to hope that these difficulties can be overcome and you should keep in touch with www.childrenwithdiabetes.com.
Additional comments from Jeff Hitchcock, CWD Founder and Editor:
See www.insulin-free.org/index_pancreas.htm for more information about pancreas transplants.