What causes transplantation diabetes?
Aside from medication, the risks of transplantation diabetes also include:
- Family history
- Patient has hepatitis C
- Cadaver-donor organ shows the presence of hepatitis C
- Ethnicity (African-Americans and Latinos appear more at risk)
- Patient is older than 40 years of age
The incidence of this disorder is widely debated, but some estimates have been as high as 1 in 10 transplant patients develop NODAT.
Treating transplantation diabetes
Adjustments in transplantation medication may alleviate the condition to the point where the diabetes disappears. Managing it would be similar to managing type 1 or type 2 diabetes, including:
- Managing glucose (blood sugar) levels with oral or injectable medications
- Healthy diet
- Consistent medical checkups