Insulin Action in Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes by Natural Fatty Acids or the Medication Pioglitazone

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2012 by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: March 7, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
Doctors are studying natural oils as potential therapies for type 2 diabetes. Animal studies have suggested promising results using EPA (found in fish oils) to improve insulin action and lower blood sugar levels.

Condition Intervention
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Drug: Pioglitazone/EPA

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Official Title: The Role of Acute Combined Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors (PPAR) Alpha and Gamma Stimulation on Insulin Action in Humans

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Detailed Description:

PARTICIPATION INCLUDES: Participation in the studies includes taking study capsules for up to 21 days, keeping a meal diary, and up to four overnight hospital stays. During the hospital visits, an IV will be placed in each arm, and small amounts of muscle and fat tissue will be removed (with minimal discomfort).

COMPENSATION: Compensation of $400 per study is provided (or up to $1,600 for completing all studies)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Type 2 subjects with an A1c over 8.%

Exclusion Criteria:

Those with bleeding disorders including GERD, PUD, any GI bleeding; High blood pressure, and anyone with a history of Coronary Artery Disease or exertional chest pain

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00179400

United States, New York
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York, United States, 10461
Sponsors and Collaborators
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Principal Investigator: Meredith Hawkins, MD Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00179400     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2000-200 
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: March 7, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Hypoglycemic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
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