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

This study has been completed.
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First received: July 16, 2008
Last updated: September 16, 2010
Last verified: September 2010

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.

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective

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Further study details as provided by Baylor College of Medicine:

Estimated Enrollment: 108
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Type 1 diabetes

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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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 identifier: NCT00717483

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