Beta-Cell Dysfunction and Insulin Resistance Among Italian Patients With Type 2 Diabetes (MK-0000-113)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier:
First received: November 11, 2011
Last updated: January 9, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the degree of beta-cell dysfunction among participants with type 2 diabetes and the association between beta-cell dysfunction and demographic, clinical, and treatment variables.

Type 2 Diabetes

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Beta-Cell Dysfunction and Insulin Resistance Among Italian Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Homeostatic Model Assessment Fasting Beta Cell Function (HOMA % B) At 4 Years [ Time Frame: 4 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    HOMA % B was defined as 20 x fasting insulin (mU/L)/fasting glucose (mmol/L)-


Enrollment: 508
Study Start Date: November 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
All Participants
Participants receiving routine care under a diabetologist.


Ages Eligible for Study:   41 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Participants visiting a diabetologist as part of their routine care. Investigator's prescription is not influenced by the study: Investigator decides about what is the best treatment for any single participant independently of the study.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Physician diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus by American Diabetes Association (ADA) criteria
  • Oral hypoglycemic drug therapy for ≥1 year
  • Continuous care at the clinic (at least 2 visits) for at least one year
  • Medical records completed with a minimum core data set
  • Completed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participation in a clinical trial in the previous 1 year
  • Currently using insulin
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Pregnancy
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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT01472341     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0000-113
Study First Received: November 11, 2011
Last Updated: January 9, 2014
Health Authority: Italy: The Italian Medicines Agency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Insulin Resistance
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Hyperinsulinism processed this record on April 16, 2014