A Study of Taspoglutide in Type 2 Diabetic Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: December 18, 2008
Last updated: May 4, 2016
Last verified: May 2016
This crossover study will assess the effect of 2 doses of Taspoglutide on first- and second-phase insulin secretion in patients with type 2 diabetes. Patients will receive a continuous subcutaneous infusion of a)the Immediate Release Formulation (IRF)of Taspoglutide 300 micrograms/day for 2 days followed by Taspoglutide 800 micrograms/day for 2 days or b)saline placebo for 2+2 days. After a washout period of 10-15 days, patients will be crossed-over for further treatment;those receiving Taspoglutide in period 1 will receive placebo in period 2, and vice versa. On days 2 and 4 of each period, insulin secretion patterns will be assessed. The anticipated time on study treatment is <3 months, and the target sample size is <100 individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Drug: Placebo
Drug: taspoglutide
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-blind, Crossover, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study to Investigate the Effect of Two Different Doses of Taspoglutide IRF Administered as Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion on First- and Second-phase Insulin Secretion in Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incremental area under insulin concentration time curve relative to basal insulin concentration [ Time Frame: First 10 minutes after glucose bolus ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Incremental area under insulin concentration time curve relative to basal insulin concentration [ Time Frame: 10-120 minutes after glucose bolus ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Adverse events, laboratory parameters [ Time Frame: Throughout study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 18
Study Start Date: November 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2009
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: Placebo
sc for 4 days
Drug: taspoglutide
300micrograms/day sc for 2 days
Drug: taspoglutide
800 micrograms/day sc for 2 days


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients, 18-65 years of age;
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus;
  • treated with diet and exercise alone, or in combination with stable metformin for at least 3 months prior to screening.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • type 1 diabetes mellitus;
  • type 2 diabetes duration of <3 months;
  • treatment with any oral anti-hyperglycemic medication other than metformin monotherapy during last 3 months;
  • treatment with insulin for >7 days within 6 months prior to screening.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00811460

Neuss, Germany, 41460
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00811460     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BP21844  2008-003582-97 
Study First Received: December 18, 2008
Last Updated: May 4, 2016
Health Authority: Germany:BfArM

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 30, 2016