Last updated on August 2019

Protective Effects of Saxagliptin (And Vitamin D3) on Cell Function in Adult-onset Latent Autoimmune Diabetes


Brief description of study

The main purpose of this study is to evaluate whether saxagliptin or (and vitamin D3) with metformin (and insulin) therapy can better protect islet cell function than metformin(and insulin) .

Detailed Study Description

LADA is actually a form of type 1 diabetes, which is caused by autoimmune damage of islet cells and triggered by environmental factors based on genetic susceptibility. LADA shows some characteristics of type 2 diabetes at its onset, which develops slowly and latent, and easily be misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes due to slowly cell function deterioration. This is a multi-center, open- label, 1:1:1 randomized controlled trial to investigate the protective effects of saxagliptin and vitamin D3 in LADA patients. The study comprises the 0-6weeks of screening period and the 104-week intervention period. After obtaining the informed consentthe screening will find out the eligible patients according to the inclusion/exclusion criteria, then the patients will be randomized to the 104-week intervention period. Subjects will be randomized into one of the three groups(arms) through central dynamic randomization: metformin (and insulin), metformin(and insulin) +saxagliptin, metformin(and insulin) +saxagliptin+vitamin D3. Our previous randomized- controlled pilot study showed that dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors could significantly improve islet -cell function in patients with LADA. The main purpose of this study: To evaluate whether saxagliptin (and vitamin D3) with metformin (and insulin) therapy can better protect islet cell function than metformin (and insulin).

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02407899

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