Post-Transplant Diabetes Mellitus (PTDM)
Sometimes, people who have not previously had diabetes develop the condition following an organ transplant. This type of diabetes is called Post-Transplant Diabetes Mellitus (PTDM) or new-onset diabetes (NODAT)). A common reason PTDM occurs after an organ transplant is as a side effect of taking anti-rejection medicines (called immunosuppressants), which are taken to prevent the body from rejecting the transplanted organ.
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PTDM can affect recipients of most any transplanted solid organ, including the kidneys, heart, lungs and liver. In particular, this condition is a common, complex complication of kidney transplantation.
The experts at University Hospitals Diabetes & Obesity Center have extensive knowledge and expertise in optimizing glycemia (blood sugar levels) and outcomes of post-transplant individuals with diabetes.
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