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THC Effects on Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes

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University of California San Diego

Status and phase

Not yet enrolling
Phase 1

Conditions

Type 2 Diabetes

Treatments

Drug: THC
Drug: Placebo

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study will examine the effects THC has on Glucose Metabolism and Endothelial Functioning in participants with Type 2 Diabetes. The participants will complete blood tests and tests to measure energy expenditure, CVD risks, and glucose metabolism. These tests will be performed prior to start of treatment and again after 2-weeks of treatment with the THC or placebo.

Full description

A single-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study designed to evaluate the effects of THC on glucose metabolism and endothelial functioning in individuals with type 2 diabetes. To accomplish the specific AIMS proposed, a single clinical trial will be conducted in which a maximum of 30 subjects with T2D, who are otherwise healthy, will be treated with THC and matching placebo in a cross-over study design. Each treatment period will be 2 weeks in duration with metabolic and endothelial assessments done post-therapy. Subjects will be randomized on a 1:1 basis to either receive either THC or placebo for the first 2 weeks of therapy. Then following a 4-week washout, they will receive the opposite investigational product for the second 2 weeks of therapy. Subjects will remain on their standard treatment for T2D throughout the entire course of the study. There will be a total of 10 study visits and subjects will be enrolled for approximately 16 weeks.

Screening - Complete consenting process, complete medical history and physical exam, review of current medications, collect height/weight, vital signs, ECG and fasting laboratory (blood and urine) tests. Visit 2 - Treatment Session 1 Start - Collect weight, vital signs and fasting laboratory tests. Receive investigational product and training on its use. Visit 3 - Monitory investigational product compliance and adjust dosing. Visit 4 - Complete endothelial function tests including flow mediated dilation and EndoPat, complete vital signs, weight and laboratory tests for safety. Visit 5 - Complete a 2-Step Hyperinsulinemic/Euglycemic clamp and Indirect Calorimetry. Begin 4-week washout. Visit 6 - Treatment Session 2 Start - Collect weight, vital signs and receive investigational product and training on its use. Visit 7 - Monitory investigational product compliance and adjust dosing. Visit 8 - Complete endothelial function tests including flow mediated dilation and EndoPat, complete vital signs, weight and laboratory tests for safety. Visit 9 - Complete a 2-Step Hyperinsulinemic/Euglycemic clamp and Indirect Calorimetry. Discontinue use of investigational product. Safety Follow-up - Collect weight, vital signs, ECG and fasting laboratory tests. Receive investigational product and training on its use.

Enrollment

30 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

21 to 70 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Males and Females 21-70 years old at the time of screening.
  • Females of non-child bearing potential must be ≥ 1 year post-menopausal or documented as being surgically sterile. Females of child bearing potential must agree to use two methods of contraception during the entire study.
  • Male subjects must be willing to use clinically acceptable method of contraception during the entire study.
  • Have a clinical diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes on a stable medication regimen for at least 3 months.
  • BMI > 25 kg/m2).
  • HbA1c < 10%).
  • Negative urine toxicology result at screening visit.
  • Able to provide written informed consent approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Exclusion criteria

  • History or presence of any clinically significant illness, as detected by history, physical examination, and/or laboratory tests, that might put the participant at increased risk of adverse events (e.g., history of psychotic disorder, clinically significant mood and/or anxiety disorder, liver, or renal disease).
  • No prior history of myocardial infarction, stroke or heart failure.
  • Whole blood donation of 1 pint (500 mL) within 8 weeks prior to Screening. Donations of plasma, packed RBCs, platelets or quantities less than 500 mL are allowed at investigator discretion.
  • Hemoglobin < 9g/dL.
  • Liver enzymes ≥ 2 times upper normal limit and/or clinical signs/symptoms consistent with liver disease, including but not limited to nausea, vomiting, jaundice, itching, abdominal pain, or edema.
  • History of clinically significant adverse events associated with cannabis intoxication (e.g., severe anxiety and panic, paranoia and psychosis, sustained tachycardia, or severe hypotension).
  • History of seizures, head trauma, or other history of CNS insult that could predispose the participant to seizures.
  • Use of any THC containing products within 30 days prior to the screening visit.
  • Current use of tobacco products.
  • Individuals who are pregnant or lactating/breastfeeding.
  • Current use of insulin to treat Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Unable or unwilling to follow the study protocol or who are non-compliant with screening appointments or study visits.
  • Any other condition(s) that might reduce the chance of obtaining study data, or that might cause safety concerns, or that might compromise the ability to give truly informed consent.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Basic Science

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Crossover Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

30 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

Active THC
Active Comparator group
Description:
Daily, inhaled, flexible dose of cannabis product with THC.
Treatment:
Drug: Placebo
Drug: THC
Placebo Cannabis
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
Daily, inhaled, flexible dose of cannabis product without THC.
Treatment:
Drug: Placebo
Drug: THC

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Todd May, MS

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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