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Free Test Strips and Blood Glucose Control

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: September 29, 2015
Last verified: September 2015
This study is designed to determine if there is an impact on blood glucose control in patients who receive free test strips. Patients in the study have no insurance or insurance that does not cover the purchase of test strips. A comparison of weight, blood pressure, and Hemoglobin A1C from entry to the final visit will be used to compare patients' management of their diabetes. Recommended values for these parameters will be used as the standard for comparisons. The investigators anticipate that patients receiving free test strips will show an improvement in the listed parameters as well as in satisfaction with their care.

Condition Intervention
Device: Ascencia Breeze Glucose meter
Device: Breeze Glucose Monitor (Bayer)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: The Impact of Increased Availability of Test Strips on Blood Glucose Control in Patients With Diabetes

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Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Weight [ Time Frame: one year ]
  • Blood pressure [ Time Frame: one year ]
  • Hemoglobin A1C [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Satisfaction with care [ Time Frame: one year ]

Enrollment: 22
Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: November 2007
Primary Completion Date: November 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
glucose monitoring
Each participant received a Bayer Breeze Monitor and glucose test strips for monitoring blood sugar.
Device: Ascencia Breeze Glucose meter
All study participants received glucose meter and test strips.
Other Name: Ascencia Breeze glucose meters made by Bayer and test strips
Device: Breeze Glucose Monitor (Bayer)
Each participant received a Breeze monitor and glucose test strips.
Other Name: Ascencia Breeze Glucose Meter, Bayer

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a diagnosis of diabetes who have no health insurance or insurance that does not pay for purchase of blood test strips

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a diagnosis of diabetes who have health insurance that pays for purchase of blood test strips
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00205335

United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Principal Investigator: Sherree Drezner, ACSW, LCSW University of Wisconsin, Madison
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Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier: NCT00205335     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M-2004-1069
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: September 29, 2015 processed this record on May 25, 2017