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Detemir Energy Expenditure Study (DEES)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00788840
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2008 by University of Surrey.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 11, 2008
Last Update Posted : November 11, 2008
Novo Nordisk A/S
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University of Surrey

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Obesity Drug: Insulatard Drug: Detemir Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
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
Study Start Date : January 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
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

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

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Energy Expenditure [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  2. Fat composition [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  3. Fat & muscle gene expression [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  4. Glycaemic control [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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 (NCT number): NCT00788840

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Contact: Benjamin Sheldon, MB BS 01483571122 ext 2405

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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
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Principal Investigator: David Russell-Jones, MB BS University of Surrey

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Responsible Party: Professor David Russell-Jones, Cedar Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK GU2 7XX Identifier: NCT00788840    
Other Study ID Numbers: EC/2008/14/FHMS
First Posted: November 11, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 11, 2008
Last Verified: November 2008
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Insulin Detemir
Isophane Insulin, Human
Insulin, Isophane
Isophane insulin, beef
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs