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Sleep and Glucose Regulation in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

This study has been completed.
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University of Arizona Identifier:
First received: February 18, 2009
Last updated: April 14, 2011
Last verified: April 2011
The purpose of this project is to look at how sleep affects glucose values in children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. It will also evaluate if glucose is affected by times of day due to the body's own internal rhythm also known as the circadian rhythm.

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Sleep

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Sleep and Glucose Regulation in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

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Further study details as provided by University of Arizona:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • This study could help find if there are particular times of day or times during sleep that change glucose the most. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • This study may help make recommendations about the best time to test glucose values and better help children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus control their glucose levels. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is one of the most prevalent chronic pediatric diseases, affecting 2.80 cases per 1000 youth between the ages of 10 and 19. Since the crux of diabetes management is glucose regulation, any further challenges such as stress and/or poor sleep may make glucose regulation even more difficult. Mounting evidence supports the association between inadequate sleep and obesity as well as metabolic syndrome. Despite emerging findings supporting that total sleep time (TST) may contribute to the risk of obesity and/or metabolic complications, less research has been focused on Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) and on other sleep parameters.

Participants will have a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) and actigraph placed which they will wear for 5 days. At the end of the 5 days, they will return the glucose meter, CGM, and actigraph to a clinic staff or research team member to download their data. They will provide us with a glucose log that contains the glucose levels obtained from a fingerstick capillary glucose meter. In this log, participants will also record their activities, meals, and insulin administered. They will also provide us with a sleep diary. In addition, participants will have the option for the child to undergo polysomnography (sleep study) for one night in their home or two nights in the sleep lab.


Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Pariticipants will be recruited from the Angel Clinic for Children with Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders which is part of University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type I Diabetes Mellitus
  • Age of 10-16 year old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Significant Developmental Delay
  • Any other condition that in the opinion of the medical treatment team would interfere with his/her ability to participate
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00848822

United States, Arizona
Steele Research Memorial Foundation, Angel Clinic for Children with Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders
Tucson, Arizona, United States, 85724
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Priti G Patel, M.D. University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Michelle Perfect, PhD Univeristy of Arizona
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