Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong disease.
People with type 1 diabetes need regular checkups. They must carefully monitor their blood sugar levels every day. They must receive insulin treatment throughout life.
A small number of people can become exceptions to this rule. Some people with diabetes eventually require kidney transplants. A pancreas transplant occasionally can be performed at the same time. Since the new pancreas can make insulin, this can cure the diabetes. Pancreas transplantation is not recommended by itself. It is only considered for people who must have another organ transplanted.
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