Background: The Igls criteria for assessing islet function after allotransplantation cannot be directly applied to islet autotransplantation (IAT) patients due to differences in baseline characteristics of IAT patients (insulin independent and C-peptide positive).

Methods: We tested modified criteria (Auto-Igls) for assessing islet function in a large cohort of total pancreatectomy-IAT (TPIAT) patients from 2010-2018 (n=379). Metabolic outcomes post-IAT were assessed (Table 1). We assigned an Auto-Igls class to each patient as able, and evaluated the utility, validity, and perioperative predictors of Auto-Igls at 1 year post-IAT. We associated Auto-Igls with independent measures of islet graft function where available: continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data or acute c-peptide response to glucose (ACRglu) from intravenous glucose tolerance tests.

Results: Auto-Igls class was assigned to 264 patients (69%). Of the 115 patients who could not be classified, most (74%) were missing exact insulin u/kg/day. The only significant predictor of Auto-Igls class was the islet mass transplanted (p<0.0001). Higher percent time in range (70-140 mg/dL) on CGM and higher ACRglu were associated with a better Auto-Igls class (p=0.02 and p<0.0001, respectively).

Discussion: The modified Igls criteria for IAT permit a simple, comprehensive assessment of metabolic outcomes after TPIAT, and is associated with other measures of islet function.


K.R. McEachron: None. Y. Yang: None. T.L. Pruett: None. M. Bellin: Research Support; Self; Dexcom, Inc., Viacyte, Inc. Other Relationship; Self; Insulet Corporation.


National Institutes of Health (T32DK108733, R01DK109124)

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