Table 1.

Type of diabetes and access to transplantation in the United States

Type 1Type 2
Percent of all patients with diabetes in United States5%–10%90%–95%
Percent of all diabetic patients on active kidney transplant list15.2%a84.8%a
Percent of all diabetic patients on active SPK list89.3%a10.3%a
Percent all diabetic patients on active PAK list94.5%a5.5%a
Percent of SPK recipients92.6%b7.4%c
Percent of PAK recipients95.9%b4.1%c
  • SPK, simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant; PAK, pancreas after kidney transplant.

  • a Based on Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network data as of February 17, 2012 (7).

  • b Percent of transplants in patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus from 2000 to 2008.

  • c Percent of transplants in patients with non–insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus from 2000 to 2008.