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Detemir Energy Expenditure Study (DEES)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2008 by University of Surrey.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Novo Nordisk A/S
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University of Surrey Identifier:
First received: November 10, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2008
History: No changes posted
This is a study designed to compare the effects of 2 long-acting insulins, detemir and insulatard, on energy expenditure,weight, fat composition, gut hormone profiles, glycaemic control and fat and muscle gene expression over a 6 month period.

Condition Intervention Phase
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Obesity Drug: Insulatard Drug: Detemir Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 24-Week, National, Single-Centre, Open-Labelled, Randomised, Parallel-Group Trial Comparing Energy Expenditure With Insulin Detemir Versus NPH Insulin Using a Basal-Bolus Regimen With Insulin Aspart as the Mealtime Insulin in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes

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Further study details as provided by University of Surrey:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Weight change [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Energy Expenditure [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Fat composition [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Fat & muscle gene expression [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Glycaemic control [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: January 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1. Insulatard Drug: Insulatard
Insulatard insulin used as long-acting insulin for 16-week treatment phase of study.
Active Comparator: 2. Detemir Drug: Detemir
Detemir insulin used as long-acting insulin in treatment phase of study.
Other Name: Levemir


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Type 2 diabetes
  2. Treated with metformin
  3. Already on treatment with a long-acting or intermediate insulin.
  4. Over 18 years of age,
  5. HbA1c > 7.0%
  6. BMI 27-40
  7. Able and willing to perform self-blood glucose monitoring.
  8. Able and willing to maintain consistent eating habits throughout the entire trial period.
  9. Able and willing to maintain consistent physical activity level during the entire trial period

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients on sulphonylureas or thiazolidinediones
  2. Proliferative retinopathy that has required acute treatment within the last six months.
  3. Impaired hepatic or renal functions.
  4. Cardiac problems.
  5. Uncontrolled hypertension (treated or untreated).
  6. Mental incapacity, unwillingness or a language barrier precluding adequate understanding or co-operation.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00788840

Contact: Benjamin Sheldon, MB BS 01483571122 ext 2405

United Kingdom
Cedar Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital Recruiting
Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU2 7XX
Contact: Benjamin Sheldon, MB BS    01483571122 ext 2405   
Sub-Investigator: Benjamin Sheldon, MB BS         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Surrey
Novo Nordisk A/S
Principal Investigator: David Russell-Jones, MB BS University of Surrey
  More Information

Responsible Party: Professor David Russell-Jones, Cedar Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK GU2 7XX Identifier: NCT00788840     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EC/2008/14/FHMS
Study First Received: November 10, 2008
Last Updated: November 10, 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Isophane insulin, beef
Insulin Detemir
Isophane Insulin, Human
Insulin, Isophane
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on September 19, 2017