CONTACT: BECKY SOGLIN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-6660; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: April 22, 2002
People with type 2 diabetes invited to participate in medication study
People who have had type 2 diabetes for one year or longer are invited to
participate in a University of Iowa Health Care study of specific drug combinations
to control blood sugar. The study will last approximately seven months.
Eligible participants must be ages 18 to 79 and currently taking only metformin
(Glucophage) and a sulfonylurea (Amaryl, Diabeta, Micronase, Glyburide, Glynase
or Glucatrol). Participants must be willing to give themselves an injection
once a day. In addition, women must not be pregnant, breastfeeding or planning
to conceive while enrolled in the study.
The study will focus on comparing how well a once daily injection of either
Lantus or Humalog mix 75/25 improves blood sugar control when either of them
is added to drug treatment that already includes Glucophage and a sulfonylurea.
Potential participants will make an initial screening visit to determine
eligibility. If a person is found eligible, participation in the study will
require six additional visits over an approximately 24-week period to UI Hospitals
and Clinics. At the second visit, participants will randomly be assigned to
take one of the two study medications, along with their other diabetes medication,
for the remainder of the study period.
Participation will involve fasting blood tests, EKG exams (heart tracing),
physical exams, dietary and exercise instructions, and daily home blood sugar
monitoring with recording of readings in a diary.
Diabetes medication, a blood glucose monitor and necessary supplies, as well
as compensation for travel and participation, will be provided. In addition,
all tests and examinations related to the study will be free of charge.
The study is being led by Udaya Kabadi, M.D., UI professor of internal medicine.
The UI is one of 35 centers nationwide participating in the study.
For more information, contact Sheila Wayson, study coordinator, toll-free
at (877) 807-9590 or locally at 356-4879 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and
Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and
services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com/.