Glycemic Control and Complications in Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (VADT) (VADT)

This study has been completed.
National Eye Institute (NEI)
SmithKline Beecham
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First received: March 21, 2002
Last updated: March 7, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
Results First Received: September 10, 2013  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Interventions: Drug: Insulin
Drug: Glimepiride
Drug: Rosiglitazone
Drug: Metformin

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Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
Twenty Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) were selected to participate in this cooperative study. The recruitment period was from 12/01/00 to 05/31/03.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
A patient had to meet all the screening criteria for eligibility and had to sign a consent form with blood samples and meet all entry criteria for pre-randomization testing. Once the patient was deemed appropriate for the study, Hines completed the randomization assignment.

Reporting Groups
Standard Glycemic Control Standard glycemic control to maintain HbA1c between 8.0-9.0%. Metformin 500 mg Rosiglitazone 4 mg Glimepiride 2 mg Insulin 1 unit 9 lbs
Intensive Glycemic Control Intensive glycemic control lower HbA1c below 6.0%. Metformin 500 mg (go up to 2000 mg) Rosiglitazone 4 mg bid Glimepiride 8 mg Insulin 1 unit 9 lbs add one injection to Arm 1

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Standard Glycemic Control     Intensive Glycemic Control  
STARTED     899     892  
COMPLETED     760     772  
NOT COMPLETED     139     120  
Withdrawal by Subject                 67                 43  
Adverse Event                 3                 7  
Lost to Follow-up                 57                 58  
Had other reason                 12                 12  

  Baseline Characteristics

  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Primary Major Macrovascular Events   [ Time Frame: Post baseline time to the first major macrovascular event up to 82 months ]

2.  Secondary:   Secondary Endpoint   [ Time Frame: Post baseline time to first event up to 82 months ]

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  Limitations and Caveats
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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
Our study had several limitations. Since we were studying veterans, the patients were predominantly men, and extrapolation of our findings to women must be done with caution.Changes in therapeutic agents have occurred since the design of our protocol

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