Glycemic Effects of Morning Only, Evening Only or Twice Daily Insulin Glargine in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

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Johns Hopkins University

Status

Terminated

Conditions

Hypoglycemia
Type 1 Diabetes

Treatments

Drug: Morning only administration of insulin glargine
Drug: Evening only administration of insulin glargine
Drug: split dose insulin glargine

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00869414
NA_00024168

Details and patient eligibility

About

This research is a prospective, randomized, cross-over study that is being done to compare the effect of morning only, evening only and twice daily insulin glargine (Lantus®) on hypoglycemia (blood glucose level \<70 mg/dL) as measured by continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Full description

Over the course of the 6 week study, patients will take insulin glargine in each of 3 different times: only in the morning, only at night, and half in the morning, half at night. After 2 weeks taking the insulin in one regimen, patients will be switched to another regimen. Through the whole study, patients will be injecting themselves twice daily, and neither the patient nor the treating doctor will know which vials contain the insulin and which have only saline (placebo). The vials will be labeled MORNING or EVENING. Patients will continue to take their mealtime, short acting insulin doses. Additionally, patients will wear a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) which will be masked. Before the study, patients will be taught about how to use the CGM, and keep it taped to their abdomen. The site that the CGM inserts into their abdomen will need to be changed every 5 days. We will know if a patients' blood sugar goes low even if the patient did not feel the low. Patients will still have to self-monitor their blood sugar levels at-least four times in five days, to calibrate the CGM.

Enrollment

16 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 90 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Adult men and women above age 18 with a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • On multiple insulin injections, including a long acting or intermediate acting insulin preparation and mealtime short acting insulin preparation.
  • Clinical history consistent with hypoglycemia
  • Hba1c <9.0%

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Patients on insulin pump
  • Poor control of diabetes (HbA1c > 9.0%)
  • Pregnancy (women of childbearing age will undergo a pregnancy test at the start of the study and will be advised to use birth control methods during the study). Insulin glargine has been reported to have teratogenic effects in animal models, and therefore should only be used during pregnancy if clearly needed.
  • Serious co-morbidities that, in clinical opinion of the investigators, could affect pharmacokinetics of glargine (e.g., CRF) or safety (e.g., recent CAD)

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Crossover Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

16 participants in 3 patient groups

insulin glargine only in morning
Active Comparator group
Description:
Morning only administration of insulin glargine
Treatment:
Drug: Morning only administration of insulin glargine
insulin glargine only at evening
Active Comparator group
Description:
Evening only administration of insulin glargine
Treatment:
Drug: Evening only administration of insulin glargine
split dose insulin glargine
Active Comparator group
Description:
Split dose administration of insulin glargine, half dose in morning, half dose in evening
Treatment:
Drug: split dose insulin glargine

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