Table 1.

Clinical eligibility criteria for potential SPK transplant and PTA recipientsa

aAdapted from reference 11. SPK, simultaneous pancreas-kidney; PTA, pancreas transplantation alone.
bDefined as a negative thallium stress test and/or absent or mild coronary artery disease.
cIn the absence of chronic renal failure or end-stage renal disease secondary to type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM), this defines eligibility for PTA.
Age <55 yr
Low C-peptide levels
Minimal cardiovascular riskb
Absence of amputations secondary to DM-related peripheral vascular disease
History of adherence to medical recommendations and therapies
Ability to understand the procedure
Apparent willingness to subscribe to posttransplantation guidelines and management
Body mass index of <32
Presence of two or more potential end-organ complications related to type 1 DMc