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Metabolic Effects of Accurate Blood Sugar Results and Education in Type 1 Diabetes

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00284232
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 31, 2006
Last Update Posted : July 28, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Helse Stavanger HF

Brief Summary:
A randomized controlled trial in patients with type 1 diabetes, assessing the metabolic effects of accurate blood sugar results and education. A systematic approach in self-monitoring blood glucose will improve metabolic control in type 1 diabetes patients. Education in SMBG combined with a high analytical quality instrument for SMBG, introduced in a systematic and thorough way will improve HbA1c by 0,5% and keep it over a period of 9 months.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Behavioral: Use and interpretation of blood glucose results Drug: Insulin dosing based on SMBG chart and education Phase 4

Detailed Description:
  • Written informed consent 130 patients with type 1 diabetes to be included
  • age 18-70
  • HbA1c of 8% or higher, variation in HbA1c over the last 18 months sholuld be <1,5%
  • Treated with multiple insulin injections or insulin pumps
  • Variation in weight less than 5kg within last year
  • Using SMBG on a daily basis
  • Mental capacity and stability to participate
  • No hypoglycemia unawareness
  • No likelihood that patient will drop out or not perform according to protocol
  • Continious recruitment from the outpatient clinic at Stavanger University Hospital from October 2004-October 2005
  • 9 months follow-up
  • Possible 12 month extension after initial
  • Intervention group receives new SMBG instrument, education and advice on treatment changes at baseline, 1,2,3,6 and 9 months. Control group continues regular care following national guidelines of Norway. This includes visits usually every 3-6 months at the outpatient clinic and possibly with their GP in addition.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 140 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Randomized Controlled Trial Studying the Metabolic Effects of Accurate Blood Sugar Results and Education in Type 1 Diabetes
Study Start Date : October 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. HbA1c % [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hypoclycemic events [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
  2. Measurement quality of blood glucose instrument [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
  3. Frequency of SMBG [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
  4. Satisfaction [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
  5. New learning points for patients [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
  6. Confidence in new instrument quality [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hba1c 8% or higher, less than 1,5% variation within last year
  • Age 18-70
  • Multiinjections or insulin pumps
  • Stable weight (<5kg variation last year)
  • Mentally stable

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hypoglycemia unawareness
  • Mental incapacity

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00284232

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Stavanger University Hospital
Stavanger, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
Helse Stavanger HF
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Principal Investigator: Svein Skeie, MD PhD Stavanger Health Research
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Responsible Party: Helse Stavanger HF Identifier: NCT00284232    
Other Study ID Numbers: Measure 2004
First Posted: January 31, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 28, 2015
Last Verified: July 2015
Keywords provided by Helse Stavanger HF:
Self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG)
Diabetes treatment
quality of care
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs