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Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Diabetes

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2009 by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc..
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00573456
First received: December 12, 2007
Last updated: August 14, 2009
Last verified: August 2009
  Purpose

A study to determine the use of far infrared (FIR) radiation for treatment of diabetes.


Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus
Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Using Energy Specific Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Diabetes

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Further study details as provided by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary end point is to determine the therapeutic effects of far infrared radiation on all types of diabetes. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The secondary end point of the study is to evaluate the therapeutic effects of far infrared radiation on other types of diabetes complications including blindness, heart and blood vessel disease and kidney failure. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 2
Study Start Date: May 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
1 Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation
Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength) for 30 to 40 minutes per session.

Detailed Description:

Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which glucose is not sufficiently metabolized. This results in high glucose levels in blood and glucose in the urine. Cells can starve because glucose is not being metabolized.

Both types of diabetes can cause dangerous complications, including blindness, heart and blood vessel disease, and kidney failure. A decrease in circulation may eventually require the amputation of limbs.

We are postulating that energy specific electromagnetic radiation of the central nervous system, the viscera and the endocrine system has the potential to enhance the immune system; thereby improving the health of the patients.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Persons with type 1 or type 2 diabetes

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00573456

Locations
Canada, Ontario
The Centre for Incurable Diseases
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4V 1L5
Sponsors and Collaborators
GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
Investigators
Study Director: Ken Nedd, M.D. GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
Study Chair: Kwasi Donyina, Ph.D. GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr. Kwasi Donyina/Founder & President, GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00573456     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GAAD-DM-CTP1
Study First Received: December 12, 2007
Last Updated: August 14, 2009
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.:
Thye 1 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases

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