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Low-Intermediate-Glycemic Index Caribbean Foods Versus High Glycemic Index Foods in Type 2 Diabetes

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00818935
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 8, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 8, 2009
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether low and intermediate GI Caribbean foods are effective in the management of type 2 diabetes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Type 2 Diabetes Inflammation Cardiovascular Disease Dietary Supplement: Low-Intermediate-Glycemic Index diets Dietary Supplement: High GI diet

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Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 65 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Glycemic Indices of Caribbean Foods and Application in Dietary Lifestyle Intervention for Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Study Start Date : June 2004
Primary Completion Date : April 2005
Study Completion Date : April 2005

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Low-Intermediate-Glycemic Index diets Dietary Supplement: Low-Intermediate-Glycemic Index diets
Active Comparator: High GI diet Dietary Supplement: High GI diet

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Glycated Haemoglobin [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. body weight, homocysteine, C-reactive protein, plasma lipids and lipoproteins, fasting body glucose, insulin, insulin resistance, serum urea, creatinine, C-peptide [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • between the age group of 25-65 years who have been previously clinically diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Subjects were required to have low activity jobs, for example, clerical jobs

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals with Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT)
  • Diabetics who were treated with insulin
  • Subjects who were on hypertensive medications
  • Individuals who are polycythemic or anemic
  • Type 2 diabetics who participate in vigorous exercise Persons with chronic disease other than diabetes making a 3-year survival improbable as well as other medical characteristics that are likely to interfere with their participation in the study, for example, subjects with unbalanced clinical conditions, such as thyroid and liver disease, which could interfere with glucose metabolism; alcoholism or inability to effectively participate in a dietary programme
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00818935

University of the West Indies
Kingston, Jamaica
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital of the West Indies
Principal Investigator: Prof Helen N Asemota, PhD Univeristy of the West Indies
More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Andrew Wheatley (Principal Investigator), University of the West Indies
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00818935     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UWI-0012
First Posted: January 8, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 8, 2009
Last Verified: January 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Cardiovascular Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Pathologic Processes