Survival of Diabetes and Non-Diabetes Kidney Transplant Patients - Mayo Clinic


Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that the 5-year survival of diabetic kidney transplant patients is now on par with the 5-year survival of non-diabetic kidney recipients. These study findings represent significant improvements in the management of kidney transplant patients who have diabetes and pre-transplant consequences of diabetes such as heart disease and high blood pressure. The study also suggests better prevention of post-transplant cardiac events and infections. Prior to 1996, the 5-year mortality rate of diabetic kidney transplant patients was more than double that of non-diabetic kidney recipients.