Is diabetes the price to pay for a kidney transplant?


About the research

In 1933, the very first kidney transplant was performed. Unfortunately, the patient died two days later due to rejection symptoms. The development of anti-rejection drugs provided a solution, but also came with a price: over 1 in 5 patients now develop diabetes after a transplant. Yassine Laghrib (UAntwerpen) explains why and how doctors are looking for a solution.  

Yassine Laghrib

Wanting to understand the complexity of the human body pushed Yassine Laghrib into studying medicine. Today, he conducts research on diabetes after kidney transplantation. Besides science and research, he enjoys sports immensely. Running a marathon abroad and climbing Mont Ventoux is on his bucket list.

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