Efficacy Evaluation of Different Medication Combination in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
BodyMedia
Information provided by:
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01076842
First received: February 25, 2010
Last updated: June 24, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of two different kinds of diabetes medications, insulin detemir (Levemir) and exenatide (Byetta), in improving blood sugar levels with little or no weight gain in patients with type 2 diabetes who are not well controlled on two or more oral (by mouth) diabetes medications. Both medications are given by injection with a very small needle just below the surface of your skin (called subcutaneous injection). The medication that you inject will be in addition to your oral medications.


Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Type 2
Drug: Insulin-Levemir
Drug: Exenatide-Bayetta
Drug: Insulin-Levemir and Exenatide-Bayetta
Device: SenseWear Pro3® armband
Device: DexCom CGM
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Detemir Compared to Exenatide and/or the Combination of Detemir and Exenatide on Glycemic Control and Weight in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Who Have Failed Oral Hypoglycemic Agents

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Further study details as provided by Walter Reed Army Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary endpoint is the improvement in A1C goal measured in mean reduction in A1c levels over 24 weeks. [ Time Frame: 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Hypoglycemia weight waist-hip ratio frequency of hypoglycemia weight FBGL lipid levels CBC CMP biometric parameters of activity heat flux galvanic skin response heart rate level of physical activity and energy expenditure [ Time Frame: 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 75
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: April 2011
Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: A Levemir
Levemir once daily, force titrated to reach a fasting plasma glucose of 100 mg/dl
Drug: Insulin-Levemir
Levemir once daily, force titrated to reach a fasting plasma glucose of 100 mg/dl
Other Name: Levemir
Device: SenseWear Pro3® armband
For one-week prior to beginning the assigned medication and for one week , week 11 and week 23, the patients will wear the SenseWear Pro3® armband for collection of ancillary physiologic data
Other Name: armband
Device: DexCom CGM
For one-week prior to beginning the assigned medication and for one week , week 11 and week 23, the patients will wear the DexCom CGM for collection of continuous blood glucose concentrations.
Other Name: continuous glucose monitoring
Active Comparator: B Exenatide
Exenatide twice daily, started at a dose of 5 mcg b.i.d. and increased to 10 mcg b.i.d. after 2 weeks if the fasting plasma glucose of 100 mg/dl is not reached. Exenatide will be administered immediately before breakfast and dinner meals. No further increase in the dose of exenatide will take place. For those who are unable to tolerate exenatide at a 10 mcg b.i.d. dose, it will be reduced to 5 mcg b.i.d. and continued until week 12.
Drug: Exenatide-Bayetta
Exenatide twice daily, started at a dose of 5 mcg b.i.d. and increased to 10 mcg b.i.d. after 2 weeks if the fasting plasma glucose of 100 mg/dl is not reached. Exenatide will be administered immediately before breakfast and dinner meals. No further increase in the dose of exenatide will take place. For those who are unable to tolerate exenatide at a 10 mcg b.i.d. dose, it will be reduced to 5 mcg b.i.d. and continued until week 12.
Other Name: Exenatide
Device: SenseWear Pro3® armband
For one-week prior to beginning the assigned medication and for one week , week 11 and week 23, the patients will wear the SenseWear Pro3® armband for collection of ancillary physiologic data
Other Name: armband
Device: DexCom CGM
For one-week prior to beginning the assigned medication and for one week , week 11 and week 23, the patients will wear the DexCom CGM for collection of continuous blood glucose concentrations.
Other Name: continuous glucose monitoring
Active Comparator: C Levemir+Exenatide
Patients from either Group A or Group B who have not reached the goal A1C of 6.5% will be assigned to this Group. They will receive the drug assigned to the other group in addition to the one they were originally assigned.
Drug: Insulin-Levemir and Exenatide-Bayetta
Patients from either Group A or Group B who have not reached the goal A1C of 6.5% will be assigned to this Group. They will receive the drug assigned to the other group in addition to the one they were originally assigned.
Other Name: Levemir+Exenatide
Device: SenseWear Pro3® armband
For one-week prior to beginning the assigned medication and for one week , week 11 and week 23, the patients will wear the SenseWear Pro3® armband for collection of ancillary physiologic data
Other Name: armband
Device: DexCom CGM
For one-week prior to beginning the assigned medication and for one week , week 11 and week 23, the patients will wear the DexCom CGM for collection of continuous blood glucose concentrations.
Other Name: continuous glucose monitoring

Detailed Description:

Finding a safe and effective method of improving blood glucose (BG) control without weight gain is one of the major goals of diabetes research. Previous research studies have shown that Levemir and Byetta are safe and effective medications in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Both drugs have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The use of Levemir and Byetta in combination in this study, is investigational, meaning it is not approved by the FDA for this use. However, the FDA has allowed the use of Levemir and Byetta in combination in this study of safety and effectiveness in improving blood sugar levels with little or no weight gain in people with type 2 diabetes.

Levemir is a long acting insulin that is usually taken once a day at bedtime and can last for up to 24 hours. Unlike most insulins that lower blood glucose levels, but cause weight gain, clinical research trials suggest that Levemir may lower blood glucose levels without causing weight gain and may even result in weight loss.

Byetta is not insulin, but improves blood glucose control by mimicking the action of hormones in the gastrointestinal tract called incretins. The incretin hormones trigger the release of insulin from the pancreas and allow insulin to work more effectively in the body. Byetta also delays the movement of food from the stomach into the small intestine. As a result, people taking Byetta may feel "full" faster and longer, so they eat less. The most common side effect with Byetta is mild to moderate nausea, which improves with time in most people. Clinical research trials that have studied the effects of Byetta have shown that, in addition to lowering blood glucose levels, the use of Byetta resulted in weight loss.

There have been no previous studies that have compared Levemir to Byetta in patients who have failed to achieve blood glucose goals with two or three oral diabetes medications.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. A diagnosis of Type 2 DM for over six months
  2. A history of inadequate glycemic control (A1c > 7.5% but < 10%) despite treatment with 2 or more oral hypoglycemic agents
  3. 18 years of age or older
  4. Stable medical status (e.g., no myocardial infarction, stroke, major surgery, or major mental illness during the previous 6 months)
  5. Naïve to insulin (no insulin for more than 14 days during the previous 6 months and none within 60 days of beginning the study)
  6. On at least ½ maximum or the greatest tolerable dose of their oral agents according to the label for at least 3 months
  7. BMI < 40 kg/m2
  8. Willing to perform at least four finger stick blood glucose measurements each day

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. A diagnosis of Type 2 DM for less than six months
  2. An A1c of < 7.5% or > 10%
  3. Pregnancy as determined by a serum ß HCG.
  4. An unstable medical status
  5. Taking glucocorticoids, amphetamines, anabolic, or weight-reducing agents during the course of the study
  6. Inability to read and write English
  7. Someone who is not likely to return for the follow-up because they or their sponsor is likely to have a permanent change of station or termination of service before completion of the protocol
  8. Unwilling to perform four finger stick blood glucose measurements each day
  9. Previous history of use of exenatide
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01076842

Locations
United States, District of Columbia
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20306
MedStar Research Institute
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20003
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
BodyMedia
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert A Vigersky, MD WRAMC- Diabetes Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Col. Robert A. Vigersky, MD MC, WRAMC- Diabetes Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01076842     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-13028
Study First Received: February 25, 2010
Last Updated: June 24, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Walter Reed Army Medical Center:
Diabetes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Exenatide
Insulin
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions

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