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Effects of Caloric Restriction Alone Versus Postoperative Caloric Restriction Following Bariatric Surgery on Glucose Metabolism in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01083108
First received: March 6, 2010
Last updated: May 9, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
  Purpose

Background:

  • Bariatric surgery is the most effective way to achieve significant, long-term weight loss. It has also been shown to be an effective therapy for obese individuals with type 2 diabetes: more than 70 percent of patients no longer need medications for diabetes after surgery. This resolution of diabetes is predominately caused by marked weight loss resulting in improved insulin sensitivity. However, the beneficial effects of bariatric surgery on type 2 diabetes cannot be accounted for entirely by weight loss, because many bariatric surgery patients have resolution of diabetes within 1 week following bariatric surgery, even before they lose a clinically significant amount of weight.
  • One possible reason for the rapid resolution of diabetes after bariatric surgery .is that during the first week after surgery, patients can eat very little (about 300 Calories per day). It is well known that reducing calories to this level improves diabetes. Another possibility is that changes in the flow of food through the intestines may improve diabetes. Evidence for this comes from the observation that patients after gastric bypass have better glucose levels than those who have gastric banding. Researchers are interested in determining how much of the improvement in diabetes in the first week after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) surgery is due to restricting calories, and how much is due to other factors, such as bypassing the upper part of the small intestine.

Objectives:

  • To determine the change in total body insulin sensitivity after RYGBP compared to caloric restriction without surgery.
  • To study possible reasons for improvements in diabetes after RYGBP.

Eligibility:

- Individuals 18 to 60 years of age who have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 35 and have type 2 diabetes.

Design:

- This is not a randomized study, and patients will not receive bariatric surgery as part of this study.

Two groups of patients will be studied: those scheduled for RYGBP surgery and those not undergoing surgery.

  • RYGBP Surgery Participants:
  • Up to 3 weeks before surgery, participants will spend 2 nights and days at the Vanderbilt University Clinical Research Center or the NIH Clinical Center for testing to learn about how their bodies handle sugar and use energy. During the 5 days prior to these tests, participants will be asked to not take diabetes medications, and will check blood sugar at least twice a day.
  • From 8 days before surgery, participants will begin an 800 Calorie per day liquid diet to prepare for surgery.
  • After surgery and discharge, participants will be readmitted to the Clinical Research Center at Vanderbilt or NIH for further tests and diet monitoring. Diabetes medications may be adjusted or stopped altogether based on the results of the tests.
  • Non-surgery Participants:
  • Participants will spend 2 nights and days in the NIH Clinical Center for testing to learn about how their bodies handle sugar and use energy. During the 5 days prior to these tests, participants will be asked to not take diabetes medications, and will check blood sugar at least twice a day.
  • After the tests, participants will begin an 800 Calorie per day liquid diet for 8 days.
  • After 8 days, participants will be readmitted to the Clinical Center at NIH for 1 week of further tests and a 300 Calorie per day diet. Diabetes medications may be adjusted or stopped altogether based on the results of the tests.

Condition Intervention Phase
Obesity
Bariatric Surgery
Morbid Obesity
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Diet Therapy
Procedure: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Behavioral: Caloric Restriction
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Effects of Caloric Restriction Alone Versus Postoperative Caloric Restriction Following Bariatric Surgery on Glucose Metabolism in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary outcome of the study is the change in total body insulin sensitivity due to Roux-en-Y Gastric By pass surgery alone using the euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp technique. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine possible mechanisms underlying resolution of diabetes after bariatric surgery. To explore this, in addition to assessing total body insulin sensitivity, we will evaluate hepatic insulin sensitivity, insulin secretion and gut hormone... [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 5
Study Start Date: February 2010
Study Completion Date: May 2013
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Surgical Arm
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Procedure: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
N/A
Active Comparator: Non-surgical Arm
Low-calorie Diet
Behavioral: Caloric Restriction
N/A

Detailed Description:

Background

Presently it is unknown whether the rapid normalization of glucose metabolism in obese patients with type 2 diabetes after bariatric surgery (before major weight loss occurs) is primarily due to acute postoperative caloric restriction or due to changes in intestinal effects on insulin secretion and sensitivity. We speculate that bypassing the stomach and proximal small intestine affects glucose metabolism beyond simple caloric restriction, and that the mechanisms are related to changes in hepatic and muscle insulin sensitivity, changes in vagal afferent signals, and changes in incretins and other gut hormones.

Aim

To compare the effects of pure caloric restriction with caloric restriction early after bariatric surgery (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, RYGBP) in patients with type 2 diabetes, and to investigate the mechanisms that explain the observed difference in glucose metabolism

Methods

In patients with type 2 diabetes we will study the short-term changes in glucose metabolism, insulin sensitivity and gut hormone levels using a parallel group design. The non-surgical group will be studied before and after receiving a hypocaloric diet for 6 days mimicking the typical postoperative diet. The surgical group will be studied before and 6 days after bariatric surgery. The primary outcome will be the change in total body insulin sensitivity attributable to caloric restriction alone versus caloric restriction after RYGBP. Non-surgical subjects studied at NIH may enter an optional long-term weight loss phase.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

    1. Clinical diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes mellitus
    2. Age 18-60 years
    3. Body mass index greater than or equal to 35 kg/m(2)
    4. Either

      --a. Patients scheduled for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass at Vanderbilt University Medical Center or University of Maryland

      OR

      --b. Patients matched for race, sex, BMI (plus or minus 15%), and age (plus or minus 5 years) to RYGBP patients, above, but NOT scheduled for bariatric surgery.

    5. Subjects must have an endocrinologist or primary care provider who manages their diabetes.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

  1. Current use of insulin
  2. Use of exenatide, sitagliptin (or other dipeptidyl peptidase inhibitor), thiazolidinediones, or experimental diabetes medication within the past 3 months
  3. Medical condition that alters glucose metabolism (other than type 2 diabetes) or weight (e.g. chronic inflammatory diseases, monogenic obesity, Prader-Willi syndrome)
  4. Current use of medication that alters glucose metabolism (other than oral diabetes medications) or weight (e.g. corticosteroids, atypical antipsychotic drugs)
  5. Significant comorbidity that, in the opinion of the investigators, will increase risk to the subject, (e.g. current treatment for cancer, renal failure)
  6. Positive urine pregnancy test or plans to become pregnant during the clinical trial
  7. Psychiatric or cognitive disorder that will, in the opinion of the investigators, limit the subject's ability to comply with study procedures
  8. Body weight greater than 450 lbs
  9. History of previous bariatric surgical procedure or other surgery altering the length or arrangement of the intestines (e.g. Whipple procedure)
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Locations
United States, Maryland
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201-1595
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kristina I Rother, M.D. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01083108     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 100064, 10-DK-0064
Study First Received: March 6, 2010
Last Updated: May 9, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment
Bariatric Surgery
Diabetes Type II
Obesity
Adult
Type 2 Diabetes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Obesity
Obesity, Morbid
Body Weight
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Nutrition Disorders
Overnutrition
Overweight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 20, 2014