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Effects of Vitamin D on Beta Cell Function and Insulin Sensitivity in Pre-diabetes and Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (EVIDENS)

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: NCT01497132
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 22, 2011
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Henrik Wagner, Karolinska Institutet

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate if treatment with vitamin D increase beta cell function and insulin sensitivity in subjects with pre-diabetes or newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus type 2.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Glucose Intolerance Vitamin D Deficiency Drug: Vitamin D3 Drug: Placebo Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 44 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Vitamin D on Beta Cell Function and Insulin Sensitivity in Pre-diabetes and Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 - EVIDENS
Study Start Date : January 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Vitamin D3 Drug: Vitamin D3
Oral drops 30000 IU weekly
Other Name: Vigantol oil

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Matching placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Beta cell function [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Assessed by hyperglycemic clamp investigation

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Insulin sensitivity [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Assessed by hyperglycemic clamp investigation

  2. Glucose tolerance [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Assessed by OGTT

  3. Hypercalcemia [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Meeting criteria for IFG, IGT, IFG+IGT or diabetes mellitus at OGTT.
  • BMI ≤ 32 kg/m2.
  • HbA1c ≤ 7.0 % (MonoS) or ≤ 63 mmol/mol (IFCC).
  • Fasting plasma glucose < 9 mmol/l
  • S-25-OH-vitamin D3 < 75 nmol/l.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment with any vitamin D preparation.
  • Regular sun-bathing in solarium.
  • Hypercalcemia at screening, defined as free s-calcium > 1.35 mmol/l.
  • Hyperphosphatemia at screening, defined as s-phosphate > 1.5 mmol/l.
  • Sarcoidosis or other granulomatous disease.
  • Treatment with phenytoin, barbiturates, rifampicin, isoniazid, cardiac glycosides, orlistat or colestyramin.
  • Impaired hepatic function.
  • Impaired renal function
  • Cardiac disease defined as:

    • Unstable angina pectoris
    • Myocardial infarction within the last 6 months
    • Congestive heart failure NYHA class III and IV
  • Cerebral stroke within the last 6 months.
  • Anti-diabetic medication of any kind.
  • Females of childbearing potential who are pregnant, breast-feeding or intend to become pregnant or are not using adequate contraceptive methods.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01497132

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Dpt of Endocrinology, Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden, 17176
Sponsors and Collaborators
Karolinska Institutet
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Principal Investigator: Henrik Wagner, M.D Karolinska Institutet
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Henrik Wagner, Principal Investigator, Karolinska Institutet Identifier: NCT01497132    
Other Study ID Numbers: DvitamininDM2_v1_110815
2010-024487-18 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: December 22, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 10, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Insulin Resistance
Vitamin D Deficiency
Prediabetic State
Glucose Intolerance
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Deficiency Diseases
Nutrition Disorders
Vitamin D
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Calcium-Regulating Hormones and Agents