Insulin Pump Clinic
The Insulin Pump Clinic is for patients who have had a kidney transplant, have diabetes and are using an insulin pump. It meets quarterly and patients meet with a nephrologist, a diabetes nurse educator and dietitian. New information on insulin pump technology is presented at a lunch after the completion of clinic.
Islet transplantation is an experimental clinical therapy. The islet cell transplant program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is an international leader in the field. Surgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital first performed a kidney-islet transplant in 1989.
Living-donor Paired Kidney Exchange
Many individuals in need of a kidney transplant have family and friends who have generously stepped forward in hopes of becoming a living donor. Unfortunately, about half of these potential donors discover they are unsuitable because of blood type or tissue mismatch.
To increase the availability of living-donor kidneys for transplant, Barnes-Jewish Hospital has joined a small number of leading medical centers in offering an innovative living-donor paired kidney exchange program. This novel approach allows patients with kidney failure who have willing but unsuitable donors to exchange kidneys. Learn more
For more information on the kidney or kidney/pancreas transplant program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, call