Pancreas Medical Treatments
- Pancreatic enzymes: People with cystic fibrosis often must take oral pancreatic enzymes to replace those that the malfunctioning pancreas doesn’t make.
- Pancreas transplantation: An organ donor’s pancreas is transplanted into someone with diabetes or cystic fibrosis. In some patients, a pancreas transplant cures diabetes.
- Islet cell transplantation: Insulin-producing cells are harvested from an organ donor’s pancreas and transplanted into someone with type 1 diabetes. The still-experimental procedure can potentially cure type 1 diabetes.