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Study of Sulphonylurea Synergy With Incretins


Brief description of study

The Study of Sulphonylurea Synergy with Incretins (LOGIC) is a Proof-of-Concept Physiological study in the form of two matched isoglycaemic clamps. A matched clamp consists of an of oral glucose tolerance test followed by an isoglycaemic intravenous glucose infusion (IGII). The study will investigate whether there is synergy between a physiological sulphonylurea (SU) stimulus and the incretin effect, causing augmentation of insulin secretion in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The study will take place at The Clinical Research Centre at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee over five visits. It will evaluate 20 patients with T2DM on no diabetes therapy, or metformin monotherapy.

All participants will undergo two matched clamps. The first matched clamp will be with no intervention. The second intervention matched clamp, low-dose liquid gliclazide will be administered 1-hour prior to each test. The sulphonylurea, Gliclazide, in this this instance will be used as a physiological stimulus and will only be given on two occasions as part of the second matched clamp. The first eight participants will participate in the dose-ranging phase. They will receive either 10mg or 20mg gliclazide as a stimulus to augment the incretin effect. A further twelve participants will then be recruited to complete the study utilising the dose which caused the greatest increment in insulin secretion. LOGIC will also evaluate the cohort for effect of KCNJ11 genotype on physiological response.

Detailed Study Description

The Study of Sulphonylurea Synergy with Incretins (LOGIC) is a Proof-of-Concept Physiological study in the form of two matched isoglycaemic clamps. A matched clamp consists of an of oral glucose bolus test followed by an isoglycaemic intravenous glucose infusion (IGII) the next day. The study will investigate whether there is synergy between a physiological sulphonylurea (SU) stimulus and the incretin effect, causing augmentation of insulin secretion in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

The study will take place at The Clinical Research Centre at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee over five visits. It will evaluate 20 patients with T2DM on no diabetes therapy, or metformin monotherapy.

The first visit is a screening visit to ensure the participant meets inclusion and exclusion criteria, and, if so, to obtain written informed consent for study. Visits 2-5 will all occur following an overnight 10-hour fast at home. The second and third visits will make up the first matched clamp. In visit 2, the participant will undergo a 75-gram oral glucose bolus with frequent blood sampling to assess the glucose variance, insulin secretion and incretin hormone response from an oral glucose stimulus. Blood glucose level (BGL) will be sampled every 5 minutes along with hormone biochemical analysis at regular defined time points. The third visit consists of an IGII to replicate the glucose curve from the OGTT to allow measurement of incretin effect. BGL will again be sampled every 5 minutes with regular biochemical analysis of hormones.

The investigators aim to establish whether a low-dose of sulphonylurea will have a synergistic role on insulin secretion with endogenously secreted GLP-1 and GIP, therefore visits four and five will complete the same matched clamp, however, low-dose liquid gliclazide will be administered 1-hour prior to each test. The sulphonylurea, Gliclazide, in this this instance will be used as a physiological stimulus and will only be given on two occasions as part of the second matched clamp. The first eight participants will receive either 10mg or 20mg gliclazide as a stimulus to augment the incretin effect. A further twelve patients will then be recruited to complete the study utilising the dose which caused the greatest increment in insulin secretion.

The comparison of these tests will investigate the hypothesis that there is a synergistic effect between low-dose sulphonylurea and augmentation of the incretin effect on the beta cell. LOGIC will also evaluate the cohort for effect of KCNJ11 genotype on physiological response. Participants will be consented for genotyping as part of this study.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03705195

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