I have been type 1 Diabetic for 39 years. As a child my blood sugars were never contolled. But as an adult I have kept them pretty well. I am a nurse by trade but last year I started to get burning in my hands and a lot of pain in my feet and legs. I scheduled an appointment at University of Chicago. They ran a lot of tests and diagnosed me with severe neuropathy and a small amount of kidney damage.. I have had retinopathy since I was 10. In the last year my complications have rapidly gotten worse. I have had to quit working also. My doctors are suggesting a pancreas transplant. I am being screened next week. I feel like I dont really have a choice, with how rapidly the neuropathy is getting worse. Is there anyone out there who can tell me how the procedure was and how the antirejection drugs affect your life? I still have a child at home so I just need to be as healthy as I can. Thank you to anyone who can give me any insight about this.