Protocol Title: Randomized open label study comparing the metabolic control of first Kidney Transplant recipients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) receiving either Prograf or Neoral as part of a ATG induction, prednisone free and blood monitored Cellcept immunosuppressive regimen. PURPOSE This is a single center medical research study to analyze post-transplant kidney recipients with pre-existing type 2 diabetes managed according to the recommended American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines. Prograf (Tac) and Neoral (CSA) are the two main medications to prevent rejection after transplantation. However, they may contribute to poorer diabetes control. The purpose of the study is to compare the effects of Prograf and Neoral on the control of Diabetes after kidney transplantation. In addition, all participants in this study will receive Thymoglobulin (anti-lymphocyte globulin) at the time of transplantation instead of long term prednisone (steroids).
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Stephan Busque, MD