Recent study finds that ADPKD patients face elevated risk of diabetes after a kidney transplant

The Canadian Journal of Diabetes reports a detailed analysis of 12 studies, which comprised 1,379 patients with ADPKD of a total of 9,849 patients who had undergone kidney transplants and found that individuals with ADPKD who undergo a kidney transplant have a higher association of new-onset diabetes than non-ADPKD kidney transplant patients. These findings may impact disease management of ADPKD patients before transplant and follow up after transplant.

In a comment from SAC member Ronald Perrone, M.D. “In light of this study, the advice I have for patients is that maintaining a healthy diet and healthy weight both before and after transplant are key to avoiding an increased risk of type 2 diabetes”.

Read a synopsis of the paper here.