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Kidney failure is a serious complication of type 1 diabetes, and surgeons at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Transplant Center now have a new way to treat patients with both conditions. By combining kidney transplants with pancreas transplants, surgeons are now removing the cause of kidney failure along with the damaged kidney. Replacing the pancreas eliminates the possibility of diabetes-related damage to the new kidney.
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