What happens at the assessment clinic?
What is a full assessment?
A brief explanation of each test can be found in appendix A.
After the tests
What if I meet the requirements for the program?
What happens while I am waiting to be called?
It is best to be prepared in advance for a trip to the hospital for transplantation. You may want to have arrangements made for your responsibilities at home to be taken over by others. Often patients will make a list of chores and delegate who will do them while they are away. These friends and family members can be activated with a phone call at any time. Transplantation often occurs on weekends or at night.
It is important to have a bag packed. Review what is in the bag at regular intervals. Our weather in Edmonton is always changing. You should bring any medications you are currently taking with you when you are called in for the transplant procedure. It is important that you bring your glucose monitor and monitor your glucose regularly even while in hospital.
Some work while you wait
Continue to test your blood sugars daily (minimum of four tests a day). A meter will be given free to all patients assessed for an islet transplant (test strips are not supplied).
For more information contact the Clinical Islet Transplant Program in Edmonton:
Clinical Islet Transplant Program
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