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Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Diabetes

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00573456
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2009 by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc..
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : December 14, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 17, 2009
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
A study to determine the use of far infrared (FIR) radiation for treatment of diabetes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation Phase 1

Detailed Description:

Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which glucose is not sufficiently metabolized. This results in high glucose levels in blood and glucose in the urine. Cells can starve because glucose is not being metabolized.

Both types of diabetes can cause dangerous complications, including blindness, heart and blood vessel disease, and kidney failure. A decrease in circulation may eventually require the amputation of limbs.

We are postulating that energy specific electromagnetic radiation of the central nervous system, the viscera and the endocrine system has the potential to enhance the immune system; thereby improving the health of the patients.


Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 2 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Using Energy Specific Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Diabetes
Study Start Date : May 2006
Primary Completion Date : February 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2009
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
1 Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation
Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength) for 30 to 40 minutes per session.


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary end point is to determine the therapeutic effects of far infrared radiation on all types of diabetes. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The secondary end point of the study is to evaluate the therapeutic effects of far infrared radiation on other types of diabetes complications including blindness, heart and blood vessel disease and kidney failure. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Persons with type 1 or type 2 diabetes

Exclusion Criteria:

Contacts and Locations

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Locations
Canada, Ontario
The Centre for Incurable Diseases
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4V 1L5
Sponsors and Collaborators
GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
Investigators
Study Director: Ken Nedd, M.D. GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
Study Chair: Kwasi Donyina, Ph.D. GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Kwasi Donyina/Founder & President, GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00573456     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GAAD-DM-CTP1
First Posted: December 14, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 17, 2009
Last Verified: August 2009

Keywords provided by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.:
Thye 1 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases