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Clinical Islet Transplantation Study (CIT)

Clinical Islet Transplantation Trial
This islet transplantation trial, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), will continue fostering development of islet transplantation as a cure for T1D. Selected patients with Type-I diabetes who have received a successful kidney transplant may be excellent candidates for islet transplantation. It is the aim of this new trial to improve methods of isolating islets, to improve techniques for the administering those transplanted islets; and to develop approaches to minimize the toxic effects of immunosuppressive drugs required for transplantation.