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Diabetes: Why I Cannot Undergo Kidney Transplant

Q: I am diabetic and I am on dialysis. And doctors are saying that I cant undergo transplant. Why?

A: thank you for your message. Kidney transplant seems a perfect choice for Kidney Failure patients. However, not everyone is candidate for this therapy. Severe diabetes patients are not suggested to take transplantation for high blood sugar levels make wound healing very difficult. As for the transplantation, the surgery wound will be a dangerous risk for severe diabetes patients.

Besides severe diabetes, if you are in one of the following conditions, you are not suggested to take transplantation.

- Severe obesity (a body mass index greater than 40) (calculator 1 and calculator 2)

- Older age and severe heart or vascular disease may mean that it is safer to remain on dialysis rather than undergo kidney transplantation.

- Current drug or alcohol abuse

- Active or recently treated cancer

- Poorly controlled mental illness (psychosis)

- Some people with HIV infection may be eligible for kidney transplantation if their disease is well-controlled.

- People with other medical conditions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if kidney transplantation is an option.

- Inability to remember medications

- A chronic illness that could lead to death within a few years

If you are not in any of the mentioned conditions, please leave your detailed info below and a medical report will be better for us to find the reason that why you are not suggested to take Kidney Transplant.

If you happen to be a person who cannot take transplant, please don’t lose hope. By far, more and more Treatments are applied. It makes the transplant and dialysis not the only choice for Kidney Failure patient any more.

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