Types of Diabetes

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which your body cannot make enough insulin, or your body does not use your insulin. Your blood sugar levels can become much higher than usual.

A normal blood sugar range is about 70 - 110. When people first find out they have diabetes, their blood sugars are often more than 200. To keep your transplant working, and to feel good, you will need to keep your blood sugars as close to normal as possible.


Types of Diabetes

Diabetes & Transplant

Some people who did not have diabetes before their transplant may find that they now have high blood sugars.

For those with diabetes before transplant, your diabetes may be very hard to manage. The medications you are taking to prevent rejection may make your blood sugars go up.

To prevent dehydration and reduce the risk of infection, it is very important to keep your blood sugars within the goal that you and your doctor make. This will help with healing and recovery; and you will feel better!

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