Evaluation of the Effects of Heating the Vicinity of the Insulin Delivery Site by the InsuPatch Device During Daily Life

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Insuline Medical Ltd.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01114061
First received: April 29, 2010
Last updated: September 12, 2012
Last verified: June 2011
  Purpose

The aim of this study is to test the performance of the InsuPatch device in daily life. The primary target of the study is to evaluate safety aspect of daily device use. Additional aspects to be evaluated in the study are: the effect of the device on post prandial glucose level.


Condition Intervention
Diabetes
Device: Insupatch

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Evaluation of the Effects of Heating the Vicinity of the Insulin Delivery Site by the InsuPatch Device During Daily Life

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Further study details as provided by Insuline Medical Ltd.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • show no increase in hypoglycemia events when the InsuPatch device is used compared to the number of hypoglycemia events when the InsuPatch device is not used. [ Time Frame: three month with the device and three months without the device ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Show that the hypoglycemia rate is not increased when the InsuPatch device is used


Estimated Enrollment: 100
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: InsuPatch
The arm with the treatment: using the insupatch device to heat the insulin infusion site.
Device: Insupatch
Applying heat to the infusion site using the insupatch device

Detailed Description:

Despite the recent years advance in rapid acting insulin analogues early postprandial hyperglycemia and late post prandial hypoglycemia are still common in insulin treated diabetic patients. It appears that even with these rapid acting insulins there is still a significant delay time and variability in the delay time between the changes in blood glucose levels following the meals and the absorption kinetics of insulin injected subcutaneously. Past studies using regular human insulin have demonstrated that using local stimulation at the injection site can dramatically improve regular insulin kinetics. The assumption was that local stimulation induces local increase in blood perfusion which improves insulin absorption from the injection site.

Following the above Insulin has developed the InsuPatch device. The intended use of the InsuPatch device is to improve insulin delivery into the blood when the insulin is infused using an insulin-infusion pump by controlled heating of the area surrounding the point of infusion.

The InsuPatch device consists of two components:

I) InsuPatch single-use, flat, heating pad with electrical wire which is attached by adhesive to the bottom of the Medtronic MiniMed Quick-set® infusion set. The user attaches the device to the infusion set prior to insertion of the infusion set catheter.

II) The InsuPatch case is used as a case for the Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm insulin infusion pump. The InsuPatch case contains an electronic unit and batteries.

The effect of the device on the pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of the injected insulin were tested in Euglycemic clamp and meal tolerance test (MTT) studies. The effect of the device on insulin PK was evaluated by comparing insulin concentration in the meal MTT study with and without operation of the device. The effect of the device on insulin PD was evaluated using Euglycemic clamp protocol with and without operation of the device. The effect of the device on postprandial glucose excursions was tested by comparing the post meal glucose levels with and without operation of the device.

The main results of the study were:

  1. An increase of 49% in the available insulin in the blood during the first 30 minutes post injection and 37% in during the first hour post injection (PK).
  2. A reduction of 25% in the average glucose level during post-meal first two hours (PD).
  3. A reduction of 43% in the time to peak action of insulin (PD).

The aim of this study is to test the performance of the InsuPatch device in daily life. The primary target of the study is to evaluate safety aspect of daily device use. Additional aspects to be evaluated in the study are: the effect of the device on post prandial glucose level.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Participant age between 18- 65 years old (including = 18 years and =65 years)
  2. BMI: 18-35 kg/m2
  3. Insulin dependent diabetes under insulin pumps.
  4. Use of short-acting insulin analogues
  5. Subjects agreeing to use the InsuPatch device.
  6. 6% ≤ HbA1c ≤ 9.5%
  7. Agree to sign consent form.
  8. Subject is willing to do at least 4 blood glucose recordings per day
  9. Subject understands the study requirements and the treatment procedures and provides written Informed Consent before any study-specific tests or procedures are performed
  10. Willing to comply with all specified follow-up evaluations

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnancy
  2. Breast feeding women.
  3. Alcohol addiction
  4. Had CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft), Post MI (Myocardial Infarction) or had active Ischemic heart disease in the last 3 months prior to the study date
  5. Had CVA (cardiovascular accident) or TIA (transient ischemic accident) in the last 12 months prior to the study
  6. Suffer from Hypertension (blood pressure > 140/90) .
  7. Low blood hemoglobin concentration <9 g/dL for female and <11g/dL for male.
  8. Known gastro- or enteroparesis
  9. Abnormal kidney and/ or liver function tests. (Creatinine >1.5 mg/dL, liver test> 2 times the upper limit of the normal range).
  10. Severe hypoglycemic events requiring glucagon injection or glucose infusion within the last six months prior to study inclusion
  11. Hypoglycaemia unawareness
  12. Diabetic ketoacidosis (severe, with hospitalization) within the last six months prior to study inclusion
  13. Psychological incompetence
  14. Signs of drug abuse
  15. Any other clinical condition or history, that seems to be relevant to the principle investigator to disqualify the participant.
  16. Not willing to sign the inform consent form.
  17. Subjects with diminished skin integrity, Excessive fibrosis, lipo-hypertrophy or eczema at infusion sites
  18. Subjects with heat sensitivity
  19. Subjects involved in or planed to participate in other studies.
  20. Any subject whom the primary researcher consider not suited to the study.
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  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ingabriel bitton, Insuline Medical LTD.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01114061     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HT4813
Study First Received: April 29, 2010
Last Updated: September 12, 2012
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Insuline Medical Ltd.:
diabetes
postprandial glucose level
insulin pharmacodynamics
Insulin Pharmacokinetics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Insulin
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions

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