This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition cystic fibrosis related diabetes
Treatments insulin pump, insulin, oral glucose tolerance test, whole body protein turnover
Sponsor University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Trial size 16 participants
Trial identifier NCT00287456, 0901-466


We hypothesize use of the insulin pump will improve body weight, lean body mass, whole body protein turnover, hepatic glucose production (HGP), and blood sugar control in CF patients with impaired glucose tolerance or patients with CF related diabetes (CFRD). We further hypothesize that HGP is also elevated in children/adolescents with type 1 diabetes and that the insulin pump will result in decreased HGP.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

- weight gain
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- gain of lean body mass
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- increased protein synthesis
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- decreased protein breakdown.
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Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 12 years up to 32 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Cystic fibrosis patients aged 12-32 years - Impaired glucose tolerance or CFRD defined as fasting blood glucose (FBG) and post-prandial blood glucose (pp) equal to: FBG <126 and pp 151-200, or FBG <126 and pp >200, or FBG >126 and pp >200. - Type 1 diabetes control patients aged 12-32 years. Exclusion Criteria: - Colonization with Burkholderia cepacia - currently on corticosteroid medication - pregnant - medically unstable - Unable to understand the insulin pump directions

Additional Information

Principal investigator Dana S Hardin, MD
Description The insulin pump provides standard treatment for many patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and has been proven to be more effective in blood glucose control than subcutaneous injections. However, the pump has not been utilized for CF related diabetes. The insulin pump is connected to the patient via a small plastic catheter. The catheter is inserted with a 24 gauge needle (in a fashion similar to an IV catheter) just under the skin. The catheter is then changed every three days. The patient wearing the pump may then give himself or herself a “bolus dose” of insulin every time he or she eats, without needing to give a shot. A further advantage of the pump is that a very low dose of basal insulin may be given throughout the day. This low dose of insulin mimics the normal pancreas and may be especially advantageous for the insulin deficient CF patient. It is likely that bolus dosing will improve high HGP and will be more effective than subcutaneous insulin. Furthermore, continuous basal insulin will likely improve protein catabolism. This is a pilot study to determine efficacy of the insulin pump. Each subject will be provided with the pump and with all materials needed for use with the pump. Each patient will also be provided with a glucose meter and test strips. He/she will be asked to wear the pump for six months and to check his/her blood sugar levels three to four times per day. Prior to the pump placement and at the end of six months, each patient will undergo the following measurements: 1) whole body protein turnover using the stable isotope [1-13C] leucine; 2) DEXA scan for measurement of lean body mass; 3) anthropometric measurements; 4) Hemoglobin A1c.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2006.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.