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Beta Cell Function in (Pre) Type 1 Diabetes

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 December 2013 by Bart Keymeulen, AZ-VUB.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bart Keymeulen, AZ-VUB Identifier:
First received: November 28, 2008
Last updated: December 27, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
This study will establish criteria indicating short-term loss of beta cell mass and therefore accelerated progression towards type 1 diabetes.

Condition Intervention Phase
Type 1 Diabetes Drug: glucose 20% Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Beta Cell Function in (Pre) Type 1 Diabetes

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Further study details as provided by Bart Keymeulen, AZ-VUB:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The systematic and simultaneous determination of markers of functional beta cell mass and immune status allows stratification according to the stage of the pathogenic process rather than according to a late metabolic consequence of this process [ Time Frame: 48 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: October 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: FDR of type 1 diabetes patients receiving glucose 20%
First Degree Relatives of diabetes type 1 patient with a high, intermedian or low risk (accoring to the criteria of the protocol), for developing diabetes type 1.
Drug: glucose 20%
maintain glycemia at 180 mg/dL till 150 min. after start glucose infusion: with a maintenance dose computed at 5- to 10-minute intervals

Detailed Description:
This study will establish criteria indicating short-term loss of beta cell mass and therefore accelerated progression towards type 1 diabetes. These criteria may help to determine the time point and type of prevention may contribute to the composition of homogeneous groups of study subjects (based on residual beta cell mass, homogeneous risk of beta cell destruction during intervention) and may lead to the identification of functional markers that could be used as surrogate endpoints. This may reduce the number of subjects needed to treat as well as the follow-up time necessary to study significant effects of the test substance.

Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 40 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The following groups of first degree relatives of type1 diabetes patients with normal glucose tolerance during OGTT (5-39 years) will be included after informed consent on the basis of their antibody status (n = 40 per group):

    • IA-2A-positives;
    • Ab.-positives (positive for at least 2 different Abs. (IAA, GADA and/or ICA) and/or persistently Ab.-positive for 1 of these Abs;
    • persistently Ab.-negatives.
  • 40 type 1 diabetes patients with the following criteria will be studied: 1) aged 12-39 years; 2) < 4 weeks of insulin treatment; 3) auto-Ab.-positive; 4) polyuria since < 6 months; 5) < 10% weight loss over the last 6 months; 6) informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy or lactation in women
  • Use of illicit drugs or overconsumption of alcohol (> 3 beers/day) or history of drug or alcohol abuse
  • Being legally incapacitated, having significant emotional problems at the time of the study, or having a history of psychiatric disorders
  • Having received antidepressant medications during the last 6 months
  • Treatment with immune modulating or diabetogenic medication (such as corticosteroids)
  • Presently participating in another clinical study
  • History of any illness that, in the opinion of the investigator, might confound the results of the study or pose additional risks to the subjects
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00800085

Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen
Antwerpen, Belgium
UZ Brussels
Brussels, Belgium, 1090
UZ Gent
Gent, Belgium, 9000
UZ Leuven
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: katelijn Decochez, MD PhD UZ Brussels
  More Information


Responsible Party: Bart Keymeulen, MD PhD, AZ-VUB Identifier: NCT00800085     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KD_BF_01
Study First Received: November 28, 2008
Last Updated: December 27, 2013

Keywords provided by Bart Keymeulen, AZ-VUB:
first degree relatives of type 1 diabetes patients
hyperglycemic clamp test

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on August 18, 2017