Hypoglycemia Counterregulation and Symptom Perception With Insulin Detemir

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : June 25, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 25, 2007
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University Hospital Tuebingen

Brief Summary:
Hypoglycemia and unawareness of hypoglycemia are major problems of insulin therapy in patients with diabetes mellitus. The long acting insulin analogue Detemir has structural and physicochemical properties which differ from human insulin. The aim of the present study is to test whether this leads to altered hormone and symptom response during hypoglycemia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus Hypoglycemia Drug: Detemir Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 12 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single
Official Title: Effects of Insulin Detemir Versus Regular Insulin (Actrapid) on Hormonal Counterregulation, Cognitive Function and Symptom Perception During Hypoglycemia
Study Start Date : March 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hypoglycemia

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hormone response to hypoglycemia (Glucagon)
  2. Hormone response to hypoglycemia (glucagon) Symptom response to hypoglycemia

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hormone response to glucagon (epinephrine, growth hormne, cortisol)
  2. Hormone response (epinephrine, growth hormone, cortisol) to hypoglycemia

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy subjects male or female
  • Age 18-50 years
  • Female subjects save contraception
  • Ability to take part in the study
  • Signed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic disease
  • Acute disease during 4 weeks prior to the study
  • Pregnancy
  • Drug treatment other than hormonal contraception

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00490893

University of Tübingen, Medical Department
Tübingen, Germany, 72076
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Tuebingen
Principal Investigator: Andreas Fritsche, MD University Hospital Tuebingen Identifier: NCT00490893     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005-003940-79
First Posted: June 25, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 25, 2007
Last Verified: June 2007

Keywords provided by University Hospital Tuebingen:
hypoglycemia unawareness
insulin therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Insulin, Globin Zinc
Insulin Detemir
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs