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BMI and Its Relationship to Hypoglycemic Seizures in Children With Insulin-requiring Diabetes

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00717483
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 17, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 20, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rubina Heptulla, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

Brief Summary:

The landmark study Diabetes Control and Complication Trial (DCCT) clearly showed that intensive insulin management delays the onset and progression of longterm complications in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). The same clinic trial also showed increased rate of severe hypoglycemia which required assistance. The risks of severe hypoglycemia, defined as loss of consciousness or seizure associated with hypoglycemia, include lower HbA1C, younger age, higher insulin dose, male sex, lower parental socioeconomic status, non-Hispanic white ethnicity, longer duration of disease, the presence of psychiatric disorders, and underinsurance.

The purpose of this protocol is to explore the relationship between hypoglycemic seizures and BMI.

Condition or disease
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Detailed Description:
This is a retrospective study using questionnaire/survey/interview. We will give subjects a letter stating the purpose and describing the study. We will answer all questions they have about the study. Once the parents and patient verbally agree to participate in the study, we will proceed with the survey.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 108 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: BMI and Its Relationship to Hypoglycemic Seizures in Children With Insulin-requiring Diabetes
Study Start Date : July 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2010

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Type 1 diabetes
children with type 1 diabetes

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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects are patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus

Inclusion Criteria:

  • T1DM
  • 2-17 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • T2DM
  • Known seizure disorder

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00717483

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United States, Texas
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Texas Childrens Hospital
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baylor College of Medicine
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Principal Investigator: Rubina A Heptulla, MD Baylor (now Montefiore)
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Responsible Party: Rubina Heptulla, MD, Principal Investigator, Baylor College of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00717483    
Other Study ID Numbers: H-23285
First Posted: July 17, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 20, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases