The Impact of Fitness on Vascular Dysfunction in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified April 2011 by University of Virginia.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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University of Virginia Identifier:
First received: April 14, 2011
Last updated: April 15, 2011
Last verified: April 2011

The principal hypothesis of this study is that the micro and macro vasculature of young diabetes mellitus type 1 (DM1) patients is particularly susceptible to atherogenic factors which cause vascular dysfunction at multiple levels of the arterial vasculature and that this dysfunction is demonstrable using state-of-the-art ultrasound methods. The investigators further hypothesize that interventions, such as exercise, that are readily integrated into the daily life of individuals with DM1 can mitigate or reverse these early vascular changes and thereby diminish the otherwise predictable longer-term development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in type 1 DM

Condition Intervention
Type 1 Diabetes
Other: exercise and diet intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Impact of Fitness on Vascular Dysfunction in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes

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Further study details as provided by University of Virginia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • arterial vascular stiffness [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Arterial Stiffness will be measured as follows:

    1. Pulse wave velocity (m/sec)
    2. Augmentation index ( %)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • nitric oxide dependent vasodilation [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    NO dependent vasodilation will be measured by:

    1. Flow Mediated dialtion of brachial artery (% of brachial artery diameter change)
    2. Post ischemic flow velocity in brachial artery ( m/sec)
    3. Forearm microvascular perfusion using contrast ultrasound ( video intensity)

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: April 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
exercise and diet intervention Other: exercise and diet intervention
Exercise consult with an exercise physiologist and diet consult with a dietician will be provided.


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria: You may be eligible if you are:

  • Male or female, 12-18 years of age
  • Healthy, no chronic illness other than DM1
  • No medications that would affect the blood vessels
  • Non-smoker
  • Normal height and weight

Requirements for both groups (study 1)

  • Two outpatient visits lasting ~1 to 1 ½ hours
  • 1 outpatient admission lasting ~ 10 hrs
  • Most visits require blood draws Requirements for second part of study for DM1 group (study 2)
  • Two additional outpatient visits (one requires blood draw)
  • 12 weeks of an exercise program (5 days per week, 3 of them here at UVA)
  • Maintain healthy diet for those 12 weeks-you will have diet instruction
  • Repeat outpatient admission as described above

Exclusion Criteria:

  • under 12 or over 18 years of age
  • medication that could affect the blood vessels
  • smoker
  • above average BMI
  • chronic illness other than DM1
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01337947

Contact: Linda Jahn, RN, MEd 434-924-1134
Contact: Lee Hartline, MEd

United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Recruiting
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22903
Contact: Linda Jahn, RN, MEd    434-924-1134   
Contact: Lee Hartline, MEd   
Principal Investigator: Eugene J Barrett, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Virginia
Principal Investigator: Eugene Barrett, MD University of Virginia
  More Information

Additional Information:

Responsible Party: Eugene J. Barrett MD, University of Virginia Identifier: NCT01337947     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15312
Study First Received: April 14, 2011
Last Updated: April 15, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
United States: University of Virginia

Keywords provided by University of Virginia:
Type 1 diabetes
vascular function

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
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