Welcome to the Pancreas and Islet Transplant Program. Pancreas and islet transplants can be safe and effective ways to treat severe type 1 diabetes, but they are not a good choice for everyone.

A transplant may be a good choice if you:

  • Have severe diabetes that cannot be controlled with usual insulin therapy
  • Have highs and lows for no clear reason
  • Do not recognize when your blood sugar is dangerously low (hypoglycemic unawareness)

You may benefit from one of these kinds of transplants:

  • A whole-organ pancreas transplant – an operation to put a healthy pancreas from a donor into your body.
  • An islet transplant – a procedure to inject healthy islets from a donor's pancreas into your liver. Islets contain the cells that make insulin.

After a transplant, your new pancreas or islets will begin to make insulin in response to your blood sugar levels. As your blood sugar control improves, you may no longer need daily shots of insulin.

Our team is dedicated to helping patients through every stage of a successful transplant, offering transplant services to patients with even the most complex medical conditions. We provide exceptional patient care and achieve excellent results for recipients and donors nationwide.

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Our Education & Research

On any given day, learners at all levels can be found participating in the care our division provides. Learn more about our educational opportunities for clinical learners.

UHN's Ajmera Transplant Centre is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of transplantation and regenerative medicine. Learn more about our research.

Contact the Pancreas & Islet Transplant Program

Phone: 416 340 4800 ext. 4113

Pancreas & Islet Transplant Program
Toronto General Hospital
12 Munk Building, Room 100
585 University Ave.
Toronto, ON M5G 2N2

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