Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition type 2 diabetes
Treatments remote, personalized type 2 diabetes care., usual endocrine care.
Sponsor University of Michigan
Start date August 2013
End date March 2016
Trial size 60 participants
Trial identifier NCT01920256, UMichigan

Summary

Patients with type 2 diabetes can attain superior disease outcomes if multiple therapy goals are simultaneously achieved and maintained. In reality, therapy goals are seldom achieved, and patients become susceptible to devastating complications and greater health care expenses. Studies have shown that regular monitoring and therapy adjustments are a prerequisite to achieving and maintaining therapy goals. Unfortunately implementation of regular monitoring and therapy adjustments have been hindered by high clinic workload and shortage of endocrinologists. Due to this shortage, endocrine care is accessible to less than 20% of patients with type 2 diabetes. The overwhelming majority are managed by providers who may lack the necessary expertise or time to deliver optimal disease management, particularly when insulin is prescribed.

Objectives: We hypothesize that type 2 diabetes endocrine clinics for high-risk patients that complement primary care, personalize the frequency of remote disease interventions and employ infrequent face-to-face outpatient visits, will achieve comparable clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction compared to usual endocrine clinic care, while reducing workload and increasing the clinic capacity. The intervention clinic will employ regular remote communications initiated by the endocrinologists, based on tailored individual plans. Frequent remote monitoring and interventions will reinforce attainment of the therapy goals and allow a decrease in the frequency of outpatient visits. In turn, the clinic workload will decrease and it will be able to accommodate more patients with type 2 diabetes than traditional endocrine clinics. The aims of the study are to test this new endocrine clinic model in a clinical trial by monitoring clinical parameters, patient satisfaction and clinical workload. The long-term objectives are to modify the current model of endocrine care for patients with type 2 diabetes.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose health services research
Arm
(Experimental)
Remote, personalized type 2 diabetes clinic provided by an endocrinologist using frequent remote contacts for medication adjustments.
remote, personalized type 2 diabetes care.
Diabetes and comorbidities will be managed with 1 clinic visit per year and frequent adjustments made remotely.
(Active Comparator)
Usual Endocrine care will be provided by an endocrinologist.
usual endocrine care.
Diabetes and comorbidities management will provided by an endocrinologist

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Change in baseline A1C (glycated hemoglobin) at 12 months
time frame: 12 months

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Change in baseline lipids at 12 months
time frame: 12 months
Change in baseline blood pressure at 12 months
time frame: 12 months
All cause mortality
time frame: 12 months
Acute complications
time frame: 12 months
Change in baseline Quality of life at 12 months
time frame: 12 months
Change in baseline insulin satisfaction at 12 months
time frame: 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Men or women aged ≥18 years of age; - Clinical diagnosis of type 2 diabetes (as defined by the American Diabetes Association 2); - Treated with insulin or at least two diabetes medications; - Have A1C ≥8.0% and ≤11.0%; - Able and willing to use telephone or other sorts of communication regularly between clinic visits. Exclusion Criteria: - Do not speak English; - Unwilling or unable to provide informed consent; - Have any condition associated with life expectancy of less than 3 years; - Have an active mental illness or substance abuse

Additional Information

Official title Provider-Initiated Regular Remote Interventions for Optimal Type 2 Diabetes Care
Principal investigator Israel Hodish, MD, PhD
Description Emerging data suggests that clinical interventions may be implemented successfully by a variety of remote communications. Thus far regular monitoring and treatment adjustments by remote communications have not yet been fully integrated into endocrine practice in a scalable fashion that can be readily disseminated. The PI proposes to test a new endocrine model care clinic for high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes that employs regular communications initiated by the provider, based on a tailored individual plan. Frequent monitoring and interventions will reinforce attainment of prespecified therapy goals, enhance patient engagement, and allow a significant decrease in the frequency of outpatient visits. In turn, the clinic will be able to accommodate more patients with type 2 diabetes than traditional endocrine clinics. Data management and day-to-day clinic operation will be computerized with technology that has been developed by the institution. The project is highly significant since it proposes a new model of endocrine care for high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes that may improved disease outcome in more patients and reduce medical expenses.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Michigan.