Conquering Diseases

Vitamin D Study For Type 1 Diabetes

Description

This study is looking at whether taking vitamin D can help improve the symptoms of patients with type 1 diabetes.

Overview

We are interested in learning more about whether vitamin D affects the body during the honeymoon period in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The honeymoon period is the time following the diagnosis of T1D when the body is able to make some insulin on its own. Prolonging this phase has been shown to improve glucose control and to reduce some complications of diabetes mellitus. Patients will be randomly assigned to receive vitamin D or a placebo (an inactive substance).

What we're hoping for

We hope to learn if vitamin D can prolong the honeymoon period and possibly reduce long term complications of type 1 diabetes.

Additional Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03046927

 Principal Investigator

Benjamin  Nwosu, MD

UMass Memorial Health Care

 Study Contact

The Clinical Research  Center

508-856-2800

clinicaltrialsunit@umassmed.edu

 Location

UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655

508-856-8989