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Transplant: Amoxicillin for dental appointment

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Hi @cehunt57 😊 Congratulations on your 2005 successful pancreas transplant…that's wonderful! And thank you so much for sharing your dental (antibiotics) experiences with me. It's very helpful to hear other people's experiences.
I am curious, after all of these years after transplant which immune suppression drugs do you currently take? Am I correct in saying that you are cured of diabetes with your new pancreas?

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Replies to "Hi @cehunt57 😊 Congratulations on your 2005 successful pancreas transplant...that's wonderful! And thank you so much..."

@hello1234 not everyone thought my pancreas transplant was successful. I was not “cured” of my diabetes and I still am dependent on some insulin. BUT the transplant was like my own personal miracle. I can now keep blood sugar under decent control with very little insulin. The best thing was that I had hypoglycemic unawareness. My blood sugar would drop to dangerously low levels and I couldn’t feel it or correct it. This is gone now. Other complications of diabetes have reversed &/or stabilized. I had diabetic retinopathy that has reversed. I had peripheral neuropathy that reversed. I had autonomic neuropathy that has stabilized. I have CKD (chronic kidney disease) associated with diabetes. It was stabilized for a good 11 years. In the last 5 years my kidney function has started declining again. My transplant anniversary is coming up November 30th (16 years)! I am in pretty good shape for the shape I’m in and I thank God for this. Oh, immune suppression. I started out with Cellcept and Prograf. The team thought the Cellcept was causing anemia. It was changed to Rappamune. Awhile back it was dropped and not replaced with anything. The Prograf was changed to the generic Tacrolimus (1.5 mg in the am and 1 mg in the pm). Thank you for your questions. Ask again if you think of anything else. Blessings on your day.

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