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Diabetes in the Elderly: Prospective Study (DMElderly)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Guillermo Umpierrez, Emory University Identifier:
First received: May 19, 2010
Last updated: February 7, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

May 19, 2010
February 7, 2014
March 2011
December 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
to determine differences in glycemic control as measured by mean daily blood glucose concentration between Basal (glargine) once daily and SSI in nursing home patients with poorly controlled Type 2 diabetes [ Time Frame: after 3 months of therapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01131052 on Archive Site
  • complications [ Time Frame: 3 months after therapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

    Assessment of secondary endpoints:

    • Prevalence of acute complications
    • Need for Emergency Room visits or hospitalization during the study period.
    • Assessment and Monitoring of Nosocomial Infections
    • Acute renal failure
    • Hospital mortality
  • length of stay [ Time Frame: after 3 months of therapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    -Length of nursing home stay
Same as current
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Diabetes in the Elderly: Prospective Study
Diabetes Care in Nursing Home Residents: A Randomized Controlled Study

Diabetes is highly prevalent in the elderly, afflicting about 20% of older adults aged 65-75 years and 40% of adults >80years of age. It is expected that the number of elderly people suffering from diabetes will increase in the future, as general life expectancy is increasing.

Nursing home residents with diabetes have higher rates of serious comorbidities and have greater activity of daily living dependencies than other residents without diabetes. In addition, persons with diabetes have higher risk of hypertension, heart disease, stroke depression, cognitive impairment, and cardiovascular mortality than individuals without diabetes.

There are a few retrospective studies in elderly patients analyzing quality of diabetes care and glycemic control adjusted for medications and presence of co-morbidities in long-term care facilities; however, no previous randomized controlled trials have demonstrated benefits of glycemic control on clinical outcome, quality of life, and rate of acute metabolic complications (hyperglycemia and hypoglycemic events) in long-term care facilities. In addition, it is not known whether the use of basal insulin is superior to treatment with sliding scale insulin (SSI) in long-term care facility residents with type 2 diabetes.

Accordingly, the investigators propose to conduct a prospective randomized control trial comparing the efficacy and safety of the basal (glargine) insulin regimen and sliding scale regular insulin in the management of nursing home patients with T2DM.

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Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Drug: glargine once a day and glulisine as needed before meals
    glargine once a day and glulisine as needed before meals
    Other Name: Lantus (glargine), Apridra (glulisine)
  • Drug: sliding scale regular insulin (SSRI) before meals and at bedtime as needed
    sliding scale insulin given four times a day in patients with T2DM
    Other Name: Novolin R
  • Active Comparator: BASAL PLUS
    glargine once daily plus corrective doses of glulisine before meals and bedtime as needed
    Intervention: Drug: glargine once a day and glulisine as needed before meals
  • Active Comparator: sliding scale regular insulin (SSRI)
    'sliding scale regular insulin (SSRI) before meals and at bedtime as needed
    Intervention: Drug: sliding scale regular insulin (SSRI) before meals and at bedtime as needed
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
December 2013
December 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Males or females > 60 years of age.
  2. Blood glucose > 150 mg/dl and A1C > 7.5%.
  3. A known history of T2DM, receiving either diet alone, oral monotherapy, or with any combination of oral antidiabetic agents (metformin, sulfonylureas, repaglinide, nateglinide, pioglitazone, rosiglitazone, sitagliptin).
  4. Patients admitted for non-cardiac elective or emergency surgery or trauma.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects with increased blood glucose concentration, but without a known history of diabetes (stress hyperglycemia).
  2. Subjects with a history of diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (26).
  3. Patients with clinically relevant hepatic disease (diagnosed liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension), corticosteroid therapy, or impaired renal function (creatinine ≥ 3.5 mg/dl).
  4. Patients with recognized or suspected endocrine disorders associated with increased insulin resistance, acromegaly, or hyperthyroidism
60 Years and older
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United States
Guillermo Umpierrez, Emory University
Guillermo Umpierrez
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Principal Investigator: Guillermo Umpierrez, MD Emory SOM
Emory University
February 2014

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