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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 or End Stage Renal Disease
and you are
between 18 and 65
years old
This is an observational trial.
You are contributing to medical knowledge about your condition.
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The purpose

Clinical measures of adipose tissue mass (BMI, waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio) do not adequately explain the inter-individual and ethnic heterogeneity in diabetes. . There is a need to identify novel/universal markers of risk for diabetes (DM) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). These biomarkers also can become additional outcome measures for an intervention such as pancreatic/kidney transplant. If biological markers show an improvement with an intervention before anthropometric changes occur, intermediate outcomes can be an encouraging finding for practitioners. This study will focus on the central question of "adipose tissue dysfunction" as mediator of metabolic complications of positive energy balance, independent of body fat content and distribution. This study will address the question of effect of hyperglycemia on adipose tissue function independent of body fat mass. This project will take advantage of unique expertise of our investigators to perform detailed metabolic studies in patients with diabetes who undergo pancreatic/kidney transplant. The results of the proposed study will provide support to the novel approach of identifying adipose tissue dysfunction, rather than obesity and fat distribution, as predictor of diabetes and CVD across all ethnic groups, age and gender. We will obtain necessary preliminary data for future grant submissions to support our central hypothesis and develop stronger interactions within and outside The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) with clinical investigators in the area of DM and its complications.

Provided treatments

  • Procedure: Adipose tissue biopsy

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01729130. The sponsor of the trial is The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston and it is looking for 15 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
A Pilot Study to Identify the Differences in Adipose Tissue Function After Restoring Normal Glycemic Control Following Pancreas Transplantation