Blood Sugar Take Care and Glucose Metabolism

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: NCT01554020
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Change of CRO)
First Posted : March 14, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 12, 2013
Sprim Advanced Life Sciences
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
NewChapter, Inc.

March 7, 2012
March 14, 2012
March 12, 2013
June 2012
October 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Fasting glucose [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
Insulin sensitivity [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]
Insulin sensitivity glycemic index [ISI (gly) calculated with glucose and insulin measures during a 2-hr OGTT]
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01554020 on Archive Site
  • Insulin sensitivity index [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Fasting insulin [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Homeostasis Model Assessment of Insulin Resistance [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Quantitative insulin sensitivity check index [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Insulin secretion/insulin resistance index [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • High-sensitivity C-reactive protein [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • High-molecular weight adiponectin [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Lipids (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL, triglycerides) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Body composition [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    height/weight, body mass index, waist circumference, hip circumference, waist-to-hip ratio
  • WHO Quality of Life Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Comprehensive metabolic panel [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Complete blood count [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Adverse events [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Pulse [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Blood pressure [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
HbA1c [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]
HbA1c dtermination
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Blood Sugar Take Care and Glucose Metabolism
Effect of Blood Sugar Take Care on Glucose Metabolism, Determinants of Metabolic Syndrome, and Quality of Life in Prediabetic Adults: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study
This prospective international clinical trial is a two-arm, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter study. 112 prediabetic subjects will be randomized to Blood Sugar Take Care or placebo. Randomization will be stratified by gender. The intervention period is 12 weeks. The primary outcome is fasting glucose levels.
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Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
  • Dietary Supplement: Blood Sugar Take Care
    One 1200 mg soft gel capsule administered 3X/day for duration of study
    Other Name: BSTC
  • Dietary Supplement: Placebo
    One 1200 mg soft-gel capsule administered 3X/day for duration of study
  • Active Comparator: Multiherb product
    Herbal product
    Intervention: Dietary Supplement: Blood Sugar Take Care
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo
    Maltodextrin control
    Intervention: Dietary Supplement: Placebo
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
November 2013
October 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


  1. Age ≥ 18 years
  2. Subject meets American Diabetes Association criteria for diabetes testing in asymptomatic, undiagnosed individuals:

    1. If age ≥45 years, subject must have a body mass index ≥ 25 kg/m2 for United States and ≥ 24 kg/m2 for Indonesia
    2. If age <45 years, subject must have a body mass index ≥ 25 kg/m2 for United States and ≥ 24 kg/m2 for Indonesia AND present with at least one of the following risk factors:

      • Have a first-degree relative with diabetes
      • Habitually physically inactive
      • Race is African-American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian American, or Pacific Islander
      • Have delivered a baby weighing >9 lb or have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus
      • Hypertensive (≥140/90)
      • Known HDL cholesterol level 35 mg/dl
      • Known triglyceride level ≥250 mg/dl
      • On previous testing, had impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose
      • History of vascular disease
  3. Stable body weight (<5% change) in the last 3 months
  4. Agree to use contraception throughout study period, unless postmenopausal or surgically sterile (females only)
  5. Able to understand the nature and purpose of the study including potential risks and side effects
  6. Willing to consent to study participation and to comply with study requirements


  1. Known diabetes (type I or II)
  2. Recent use (within 2 weeks of screening) of any dietary supplement including vitamin and mineral complexes; herbal supplements; fish oil; fiber supplements; or any herbal ingredient/product that significantly affects glucose or lipid metabolism
  3. Recent use (within 4 weeks of screening) of any prescription or OTC medication that significantly affects glucose or lipid metabolism, including but not limited to, sulfonylureas, meglitinides, biguanides, thiazolidinediones, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, DPP-4 inhibitors, systemic corticosteroids, statins, fibrates, niacin, and bile acid sequestrants
  4. Daily use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS); (daily baby aspirin use acceptable)
  5. Any comorbidity that could, in the opinion of the investigator, preclude the subject's ability to successfully and safely complete the study or that may confound study outcomes
  6. Anticipated changes in dietary patterns or physical activity levels during the study, including attempts at body weight reduction
  7. Eating disorder
  8. Polycystic ovary syndrome
  9. Known allergies to any substance in the study product
  10. Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  11. History of alcohol, drug, or medication abuse
  12. Participation in another study with any investigational product within 3 months of screening
  13. Recent (<3 months) gastrointestinal surgery or any planned surgery during the treatment period


1. Fasting glucose between 95 and 130 mg/dl, based on portable glucometer reading


  1. Impaired fasting glucose, based on the American Diabetes Association definition of fasting serum glucose between 100 and 125 mg/dl
  2. Impaired glucose tolerance, based on the American Diabetes Association definition of serum glucose between 140 and 199 mg/dl 2 hours after a 75 g glucose load
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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United States
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NewChapter, Inc.
NewChapter, Inc.
Sprim Advanced Life Sciences
Principal Investigator: Larry Miller, PhD Sprim Advanced Life Sciences
NewChapter, Inc.
March 2013

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