Huntington, West Virginia 25701


Purpose:

The purpose of this pilot study is to determine the utility of an algorithm for better glucose control in diabetic patients communicated via an App to help improve outcomes and reduce urgent care and ER visits as well as improve A1C and quality of life.


Study summary:

The aim of the study is to determine the impact of GEM (glycemic emergency management device-app) in reducing the frequency and severity of hypoglycemia episodes in persons with diabetes. Other objectives include: to determine whether the GEM system leads to improved glucose control (as measured by HbA1c) during participation in the pilot, to determine whether the GEM can be used as a cost effective solution in reducing ER and urgent care visits, to determine the difference in ADDQOL scores between persons with a functioning GEM system and those with a placebo device. The Study hypothesis is as follows: There wil be significant differences in number of hypoglycemic events, ER and urgent care visits, A1C, as well as quality of life as measured by the ADDQOL scores between persons with diabetes who have the functioning GEM device in their smart phones and those that do not have such a device installed in their smart phones. The purpose of this pilot study is to determine the utility of this application to help improve outcomes and reduce urgent care and ER visits as well as improve A1C and quality of life in persons with diabetes. This approach may be a paradigm shift in the rapidly detecting, monitoring, intervening and managing the acute diabetic complications of hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis. Spiraling health care costs are a major concern to the economy of the US. New measures have been introduced in the Affordable Care Act to improve the efficiency of the health care delivery system. There is more emphasis on preventive health care services. Our study is a step in that direction since it utilizes existing smart phone technology and converts it into a medical device which can be of invaluable help to the patient.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Type 1 or type 2 diabetes on therapeutic treatment other than just lifestyle changes - Treatment by Marshall Internal Medicine Department - Have a smart phone - At least 6th grade education level Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnant women - Cognitive impairment


NCT ID:

NCT02336217


Primary Contact:

Henry K Driscoll, MD
Phone: 304-691-1092
Email: endoresearch@marshall.edu


Backup Contact:

Email: endoresearch@marshall.edu
Prasanna Santhanam, MD
Phone: 304-691-1092


Location Contact:

Huntington, West Virginia 25701
United States

Henry K Driscoll, MD
Phone: 304-691-1000
Email: endoresearch@marshall.edu

Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 21, 2017

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