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Blood/Interstitial Glucose Measurements and Cognitive Function During Hypoglycemia and Recovery

This study has been completed.
Abbott Diabetes Care
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joslin Diabetes Center Identifier:
First received: January 24, 2011
Last updated: May 4, 2017
Last verified: May 2017
The purpose of this study is to find out the effects of hypoglycemia on cognition in healthy individuals and how well changes in (interstitial) tissue glucose levels correlate with changes in cognitive function as compared to blood glucose levels.

Condition Intervention
Procedure: euglycemic and hypoglycemic clamp

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Blood/Interstitial Glucose Measurements and Cognitive Function During Hypoglycemia and Recovery

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Further study details as provided by Joslin Diabetes Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • cognitive function correlation to blood or interstitial glucose [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    This investigator initiated study will evaluate cognitive function at the onset, during and following recovery from hypoglycemia and will determine if cognitive function correlates better with blood or interstitial glucose concentrations.

Enrollment: 20
Actual Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: October 2015
Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Euglycemic and hypoglycemic clamp
Subjects will complete clamp study visit.
Procedure: euglycemic and hypoglycemic clamp
Subjects will undergo standard euglycemic and hypoglycemic clamps, and will have concurrent assessments of cognitive function and measurement of interstitial glucose concentrations.
Other Name: clamp

Detailed Description:
Subjects will undergo hypoglycemic clamps during which interstitial glucose will be measured and cognitive function will be assessed.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • non obese (BMI <30), ages 18-50

Exclusion Criteria:

  • renal or hepatic failure
  • cancer or lymphoma
  • malabsorption or malnourishment
  • hypercortisolism
  • alcoholism or drug abuse
  • anemia
  • eating disorder or depression
  • coronary artery disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • hypertension
  • on medications known to affect the blood glucose to be measured such as
  • glucocorticoids
  • on blood thinning agents

    • Pregnant women, breastfeeding women and women who want to become pregnant in the next 6 months will be excluded from the study.
    • Subjects who have donated blood two weeks prior to the study.
    • Allergies to pig derived products (Heparin will be used)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01283126

United States, Massachusetts
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Joslin Diabetes Center
Abbott Diabetes Care
Principal Investigator: Howard Wolpert, MD Joslin Diabetes Center
Study Chair: Greeshma K Shetty, MD Joslin Diabetes Center
Study Chair: Gail Musen, PhD Joslin Diabetes Center
Study Chair: Gail Adler, MD, PhD Brigham and Women's Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Joslin Diabetes Center Identifier: NCT01283126     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CHS #: 2010-09
Study First Received: January 24, 2011
Last Updated: May 4, 2017
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Joslin Diabetes Center:
Hypoglycemia, cognitive function

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on May 25, 2017