This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions kidney transplant, type 2 diabetes
Treatment administration of sitagliptin
Sponsor University of Nebraska
Start date April 2007
End date March 2010
Trial size 20 participants
Trial identifier NCT00466518, 475-06-FB


This study is designed to look at the effect sitagliptin has on tacrolimus and sirolimus drug levels in kidney transplant patients. It is also designed to look at the side effects experienced in the transplant population.

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
administration of sitagliptin Januvia
Sitagliptin 100 mg daily for 3 months

Primary Outcomes

Changes in pharmacokinetics
time frame: 3 months

Secondary Outcomes

To determine if there is a change in side effects with the addition of sitagliptin to the post-kidney transplant treatment regime.
time frame: 3 months
To determine the effect of sitagliptin on glucose lowering over 3 months as measured by the change in HgbA1c.
time frame: 3 months
To determine if the addition of sitagliptin changes tacrolimus or sirolimus drug levels in post-kidney transplant patients
time frame: 3 months
Determine tolerability of sitagliptin therapy in post-kidney transplant patients.
time frame: 3 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 19 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - Most recent HbA1C 6.5-10% - 1 year post kidney transplant Exclusion Criteria: - Patients treated primarily with insulin for their diabetes - Kidney allograft not functional at entry or estimated creatinine clearance of <30 ml/min - Clinical course complicated by persistent nausea - severe gastroparesis - Severe recurrent hypoglycemia (>1 hypoglycemic episode requiring the help of another person per week). - Patients on dialysis therapy - Unstable renal function in the preceding 3 months - Serum transaminases >2 times normal at study entry - Smokers - Pregnant or planning to become pregnant - Lactating - Recipients of multi-organ transplants - Unstable medical conditions which result in multiple hospitalizations or a severely restricted lifestyle - Hemoglobin <10.0g/dl - Use of digoxin - Patients receiving their primary care outside of UNMC - Inability to come to follow-up visits as a part of the protocol - Patients not taking tacrolimus and sarolimus as part of their immunosuppressive therapy

Additional Information

Official title Sitagliptin Treatment in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus After Kidney Transplant
Principal investigator James T Lane, MD
Description Within the last six months, the FDA has approved sitagliptin phosphate as an oral drug that potentiates the effect of native GLP-1 through inhibition of DPP-4. It is approved for treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults as monotherapy or in combination with metformin or a TZD. It has several advantages over extenatide when considering its use in kidney transplant recipients: 1. It is administered orally once a day 2. Nausea occurred at a rate of only 1.4% 3. Its potential of hypoglycemia is low However, it may not be as potent, in terms of HbA1C with % change in HbA1C<1%. In addition there is not a lot of information on gastric emptying, although this is probably not as severe as exenatide, with fewer symptoms of nausea reported. We propose to conduct a pilot study for using sitagliptin in patients who have both type 2 diabetes and who have received a kidney transplant. Our objectives are to study the effect of sitagliptin administration on side effect profiles, change in HbA1C, and the percentage of patients who require discontinuation of the drug as a result of major changes in immunosuppressant drug levels. The data will be used as preliminary data for a larger study that attempts to prevent or delay the onset of PTDM in kidney transplant recipients. We anticipate treating patients with both impaired fasting glucose and normoglycemia, given the high frequency of PTDM in the post-kidney transplant population.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2010.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Nebraska.