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WelChol® and Insulin in Treating Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: September 9, 2005
Last Update Posted: January 18, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
The purpose of the study is to see how safe and effective and tolerable the use of WelChol® is for type 2 diabetes when added to insulin alone or in combination with other anti-diabetic drugs

Condition Intervention Phase
Type 2 Diabetes Drug: Colesevelam hydrochloride Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-center, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group Study of the Efficacy and Safety of WelChol® in Type 2 Diabetes With Inadequate Glycemic Control on Insulin Therapy Alone or Insulin Therapy Combination With Other Oral Anti-diabetic Agents

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Further study details as provided by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • - To assess the additional lowering of HbA1c achieved by
  • addition of WelChol® to current antidiabetic therapy

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess: the effects on fasting plasma glucose and
  • fructosamine; glycemic control response rate; effect on adiponectin; the effect on c-peptide; effect on c-reactive protein; effects on lipids and lipoproteins; the safety and tolerability of WelChol® as add-
  • on therapy to patients receiving insulin alone or with
  • other oral drugs

Estimated Enrollment: 260
Study Start Date: June 2004
Study Completion Date: December 2005
Primary Completion Date: December 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ages 18 - 75 years, inclusive
  • Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
  • Stable insulin therapy for 6 weeks
  • Stable dose of any other antidiabetic medications for 90 days
  • Hemoglobin A1c value between 7.5% to 9.5%
  • C peptide greater than 0.5 ng/mL
  • Prescribed ADA diet

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of type 1 diabetes or ketoacidosis
  • History of pancreatitis
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Allergy or toxic response to colesevelam or any of its components
  • Serum LDL-C less than 60 mg/dL
  • Serum TG greater than 500 mg/dL
  • Body mass index (BMI) greater than 45 kg/m2-
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00151749

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00151749     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WEL-302
First Submitted: September 7, 2005
First Posted: September 9, 2005
Last Update Posted: January 18, 2012
Last Verified: January 2012

Keywords provided by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.:
Diabetes mellitus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Colesevelam Hydrochloride
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents