Blood Sugar Response to Commercial Nutritional Supplements in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
The purpose of the study is to determine which of the commonly used meal supplements is the best product for patients with DM. This is important because meal supplements are becoming more popular as meal replacements in the United States. Peak blood sugar occurs about 2 hours later after a meal. Therefore, the best product would be the one that produces a smallest rise in blood sugar.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Assessment of Glycemic Response to Commercial Nutritional Supplements in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
- To determine the nutritional supplements glycemic response in patients with DM, defined as the maximum glucose excursion, area under the curve, and 2 and 3 hour BG levels fol [ Time Frame: BG will be tested by finger sticks before (fasting) and at 15, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180 minutes after drinking the supplement. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Nutritional suplements||
Dietary Supplement: Glucerna; Ensure; SlimFast
Each participant will consume all three nutritional supplements randomly assigned by computer program to drink one of the three products in one week intervals. Each product will contain 50 grams of carbohydrate but differs in volume, fat, protein, and fiber composition. BG will be tested by finger sticks before (fasting) and at 15, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180 minutes after drinking the supplement. The participants will have 8 finger stick blood sugar measurements over about 3 hours on each of the 3 testing days.
Other Name: Glucerna Weight Loss Shake;Ensure with Fiber;SlimFast Shake
The purpose of the study is to determine which of the commonly used commercial nutritional supplements are preferential for patients with Diabetes Mellitus (DM). We will compare the post-prandial blood glucose (BG) responses in response to 3 different nutritional supplements each containing 50 grams of carbohydrate in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and relate these responses to one of the two well-recognized indices of insulin sensitivity - HOMA-R and QUICKI.