Evaluation of a Treatment and Education Program for Diabetic Patients Who Use Flash Glucose Monitoring (FLASH)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03175315|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 5, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 3, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Diabetes Mellitus||Behavioral: Treatment and education program for patients with diabetes who use flash glucose monitoring (FLASH)||Not Applicable|
The investigators developed a new psychoeducational treatment and education program - called FLASH - for diabetic patients on an intensive insulin therapy who use flash glucose monitoring (FGM).
FLASH is a self-management-based treatment and education program. It is designed to empower patients to adequately use FGM in daily life and to train patients how to analyze their glucose data. FLASH consists of four lessons (90 minutes each).
FLASH is tested in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) with a waiting-list control group since no certified and effective treatment and education program for FGM exists.
This study is a multi-center study. Study centers are specialized diabetes practices throughout Germany. Patients will be approached by their respective practice and informed about the study. Study measurements as well as the conduct of FLASH will take place at the respective practice.
Baseline measurement will take place prior to the beginning of FLASH. After completion of baseline measurement, all patients from one study center will be randomized centrally by the Research Institute of the Diabetes Academy Mergentheim (FIDAM). 2 weeks and 6 months after the completion of FLASH, follow-up measurements will be conducted at the respective study center.
HbA1c as a marker of glycemic control will be analyzed in a central laboratory. Time-in-range and the frequency and duration of hypo- and hyperglycemic episodes will be assessed via stored glucose data on patients FGM devices. The other secondary outcome measures will be assessed via psychometrically tested questionnaires or via patient files.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||216 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of a Newly Developed Psychoeducational Treatment and Education Program for People With Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes on an Intensified Insulin Therapy Who Use Flash Glucose Monitoring|
|Actual Study Start Date :||May 2, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 9, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 9, 2018|
Intervention: Conduct of the newly developed treatment and education program for patients with diabetes who use flash glucose monitoring (FLASH).
FLASH consists of 4 lessons focusing on empowering patients to autonomously use flash glucose monitoring (FGM) in their daily routine. Patients learn to effectively interpret the different information provided by FGM in order to improve not only glycemic control but also to improve the implementation of insulin therapy in daily life. Psychological and motivational aspects of living with diabetes and handling of the FGM are addressed as well.
Behavioral: Treatment and education program for patients with diabetes who use flash glucose monitoring (FLASH)
Treatment and education program based on the self-management theory of behavioral medicine. The program is delivered by certified and specially trained diabetes educators.
No Intervention: Waiting List
Diabetic patients using FGM receive treatment as usual until the last measurement point. After completion of the study, they are offered participation in the FLASH program.
- Changes in Glycemic Control Measured by A1c [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Difference between baseline A1c and A1c at the 6-month follow-up
- Changes in "time-in-range" [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Difference in the duration of glycemic values spent between 70 mg/dl and 180 mg/dl between baseline and the 6-month follow-up
- Changes in hypoglycemic episodes [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Differences between the frequency of hypoglycemic glucose values (<70 mg/dl) (baseline vs. follow-up)
- Changes in the duration of hypoglycemic episodes [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Differences between the duration of hypoglycemic glucose values (<70 mg/dl) (baseline vs. follow-up)
- Changes in hyperglycemic episodes [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Differences between the frequency of hyperglycemic glucose values (>180 mg/dl) (baseline vs. follow-up)
- Changes in the duration of hyperglycemic episodes [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Differences between the duration of hyperglycemic glucose values (>180 mg/dl) (baseline vs. follow-up)
- Hypoglycaemia Awareness [ Time Frame: 6 months ]The hypoglycemia awareness questionnaire provides a score indicating the severity of hypoglycaemia unawareness. This scale ranges from 0 (maximum hypoglycaemia awareness) to 7 (minimum hypoglycaemia awareness), where a score of 4 suggests reduced hypoglycaemia awareness.
- Diabetes Empowerment [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Empowerment is measured by a German version of the Diabetes Empowerment Scale, a measure of diabetes-related psychosocial self-efficacy.
- Diabetes Distress [ Time Frame: 6 months ]The Diabetes Distress Scale (DDS-28) assesses diabetes-related stressors due to living and treating diabetes. Different aspects of distress are covered such as hypoglycemia-related distress, physician-related distress
- Problem Areas in Diabetes [ Time Frame: 6 months ]The Problem Areas in Diabetes Scale (PAID) assesses the psychosocial adaptation to the burden of living with and treating diabetes.
- Depressive symptoms [ Time Frame: 6 months ]The presence and extent of typical depressive symptoms are assessed via self-report.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03175315
|Diabetes und Stoffwechselpraxis Wetter|
|Wetter, Germany, 58300|
|Principal Investigator:||Norbert Hermanns, PhD||Forschungsinstitut der Diabetes Akademie Mergentheim (FIDAM GmbH)|