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Comparison Between Insulin Pump Treatment and Multiple Daily Insulin Injections in Diabetic Type 1 Children

This study has been completed.
Netherlands: Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports
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Erasmus Medical Center Identifier:
First received: April 18, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: April 2007
History: No changes posted

Comparison between insulin pump treatment and multiple daily insulin injections in 38 children with type 1 diabetes4-16 years old. Outcome metabolic control, quality of life, impact of disease and cost effectiveness.

We hypothesised that insulin pump treatment would give a better metabolic control and quality of life.

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Child Device: Insulin pump (CSII) Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Open-Label, Randomised Trial Comparing Efficacy of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion(CSII) and Multiple Daily Insulin Injections (MDII) in Improving Glycemic Control and Quality of Life in Poorly Regulated Type 1 Diabetic Children.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • metabolic control
  • quality of life

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • cost effectiveness
  • surrogate markers for late complications
  • adverse events
  • impact of disease

Estimated Enrollment: 38
Study Start Date: January 2002
Study Completion Date: February 2004
Detailed Description:

The current standard of insulin treatment in type 1 diabetes is multiple daily insulin injection therapy (MDII). In the seventies, continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) was introduced. CSII has been gaining popularity, perhaps because of technical advances resulting in improved patient comfort. In children five randomised studies(1-5) were completed to compare MDII and CSII. No data were gained about quality of life and impact of disease.

In our trial we focussed on quality of life next to metabolic control.

The trial was an open-labelled,randomised trial. Both efficacy and safety data were collected. The trial started with a 14 weeks run in phase, during all patients started MDII.In the following randomisation phase patients were randomised to continue MDII or to CSII.This phase lasted 14 weeks.In the phase thereafter all patients used CSII for 14 weeks. The trial was concluded by a 14 weeks allocated patient preference phase.

Patients were type 1 diabetic children 4-16 years old with poor metabolic control.hypothesis: better metabolic control in CSII, better quality of life in CSII.


Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 1 diabetes,
  • Diagnosed by the presence of IA-2,
  • GAD-65 or islet cell cytoplasmatic auto antibodies,
  • Daily insulin adminstration or 1 year of longer,
  • Random C-peptide <200 pMol,
  • Hba1c>8.0% and/or a history of repeated symptomatic hypoglycaemias,
  • Attending regular school

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical manifest chronic complications,
  • Pregnancy,
  • Co-morbidity,
  • Mental retardation,
  • Psychiatric treatment or symptoms in child or parent,
  • Insufficient Dutch language capabilities and absence of telephone at home
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00462371

ErasmusMC/Sophia´s children´s Hospital
Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3015 GJ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Erasmus Medical Center
Netherlands: Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports
Principal Investigator: roos Nuboer, MD Erasmus Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Jan Bruining, MD Erasmus Medical Center
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00462371     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ASB21004821
Study First Received: April 18, 2007
Last Updated: April 18, 2007

Keywords provided by Erasmus Medical Center:
quality of life
child diabetes mellitus type 1
Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion(CSII)
metabolic control

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Insulin, Globin Zinc
Hypoglycemic Agents
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