Basal and nutrient-stimulated pancreatic and gastrointestinal hormone concentrations in type-l-diabetic patients after successful combined pancreas and kidney transplantation
Metabolic control in recipients of segmental-pancreas grafts with pancreaticoenterostomy (performed in Stockholm) or duct obstruction by polymer injection (performed in Oslo) were compared. The recipients were uremic diabetic patients and also received a kidney from the same donor. Because the patient population in the two Scandinavian countries is very similar and the immunosuppressive protocols used are almost identical, such a comparison seemed reasonable. The number of patients available for study at 1, 2, and 3 yr was 22, 10, and 4, respectively, with duct injection and 28, 10, and 3 with pancreaticoenterostomy. The mean age of the patients was somewhat higher in the Oslo series. There were no significant differences regarding immunosuppression or kidney-graft function as estimated by serum creatinine at 1, 2, and 3 yr. No significant differences were found in fasting blood glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin, and intravenous glucose tolerance between the two groups at 1, 2, and 3 yr.