Tambi Jarmi, MD, nephrologist in the Gary and Dianne McCalla Center for Transplantation and Regenerative Care at Mayo Clinic, discusses the use of early pancreas transplantation to cure diabetes. Because many diabetic patients develop kidney disease, a combined kidney and pancreas transplant is required. However, Dr Jarmi has observed early pancreas transplantation can prevent the development of kidney disease and the need for a combined transplant.