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Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion of Pramlintide and Insulin

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00291772
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 15, 2006
Last Update Posted : July 14, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sponsored Programs, Baylor College of Medicine

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to see if giving the study drug in a slow and steady dose will lower blood sugars during the meal and after-meal time.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Type 1 Diabetes Drug: Pramlintide Phase 4

Detailed Description:

The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) showed that improving blood sugar control for individuals with Type 1 diabetes (T1DM) stopped or delayed the onset of long-term health problems. Insulin management is aimed to control blood sugar as near to normal as safely possible. However, the possibility of low blood sugars still remains. Low blood sugars the major limiting factor in gaining "tight" control of blood sugar. Insulin (the hormone that lowers blood sugar) and glucagon (hormone that raises blood sugar) play a key role in keeping this careful balance. There is a lack of insulin and failure of glucagon to work correctly in diabetes. This leads to high blood sugars right after a meal.

It is very difficult to have normal blood sugars when someone has diabetes. This may be due to another hormone called amylin. This hormone may be too low in people with Type 1 diabetes. Amylin is made in the pancreas (the part of the body that makes insulin). Amylin works by lowering blood sugars after a meal. Pramlintide is the name of the study drug. It is the man-made form of amylin. It is given as a shot (under the skin) like insulin. Pramlintide has been FDA approved.

Studies in adults have shown that amylin lowers the high levels of glucagon made after a meal. This results in improved "after meal" high blood sugars and overall blood sugar control. Currently, the drug is given as a separate shot from insulin. When given as a shot (one dose shot given all at once) to children and young adults, it seems to cause low blood sugars right after a meal. The "slowing down" of food digestion may be the cause of the low blood sugars with pramlintide use. Another possible cause of the low blood sugars may be the way drug is being given (instant shot versus a slow infusion through a pump).

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 13 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion of Pramlintide and Insulin: A Randomized, Crossover Design Study
Study Start Date : January 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2007

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Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Pramlintide
    Basal and bolus pramlintide subcutaneous infusion
    Other Name: Symlin

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Area under the curve for glucose [ Time Frame: 4 hrs ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. glucagon and gastric emptying [ Time Frame: 4 hrs ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 22 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

These children will be subjects of the Texas Children's Hospital Diabetes Care Center. The subjects must be

  1. 13-22 years of age at the time of enrollment.
  2. Have been diagnosed with diabetes for at least 1 year and in good control (HbA1C less than or equal to 8.5%).
  3. Be on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion using an insulin pump.
  4. Subjects must be otherwise healthy except for their T1DM and treated hypothyroidism.
  5. Menstruating women must have a negative pregnancy test.
  6. Hemoglobin equal to or greater than 12 g/dL before each study.
  7. Weight more than 44 kg. -

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Age greater than 23 years or less than 13 years at the time of study
  2. Any chronic disease: leukemia, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, etc or on treatment that might directly or indirectly affect glucose homeostasis, except for diabetes and hypothyroidism stable on medications
  3. Anemia (hemoglobin less than 12mg/dl)
  4. Lack of a supportive family environment
  5. Positive pregnancy test in menstruating young women
  6. Evidence or history of chemical abuse
  7. Hgb A1C greater than 8.5 % in a diabetic subject
  8. BMI > 90 % tile for age or < 10 % tile for age
  9. Weight less than 44 kg. -

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United States, Texas
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baylor College of Medicine
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Principal Investigator: Rubina Heptulla, MD Baylor College of Medicine
Publications of Results:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Sponsored Programs, Principal Investigator, Baylor College of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00291772    
Other Study ID Numbers: H-17339
First Posted: February 15, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 14, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016
Keywords provided by Sponsored Programs, Baylor College of Medicine:
Type 1 Diabetes
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs