Diabetes is a condition in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. Over time, high blood glucose can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and gums and teeth.
Do you have Type 2 Diabetes?
This clinical research study is looking at the safety and effectiveness of an investigational treatment option for people with type 2 diabetes mellitus who have inadequate glycemic control on metformin.
Would you like to take part?
As a volunteer in a research study, you’ll receive personal, study-related medical care from the study doctor and regular follow up of your type 2 diabetes to monitor the effectiveness of the care you’ll receive. The results of this research will be used to find out if the experimental treatment being studied will be of benefit to others with type 2 diabetes or not, and whether it will be made widely available to all Canadians with type 2 diabetes. Study volunteers are an important part of moving medical care forward.
You may qualify to participate in this study if you:
- Are male for female over the age of 18
- Have type 2 diabetes and are currently being treated with diet and exercise and on metformin at a stable dose equal to or greater than 1500 mg per day for at least 12 weeks
You may not qualify to participate in this study if you:
- Have used any antidiabetic drug other than metformin unless the drug has been discontinued for a period of at least 12 weeks before the screening visit
- Use of weight loss medications or medications known to lead to weight gain within 12 weeks before screening
- Are likely to require treatment during the study period with drugs not permitted by the study protocol
- Have a history of any major cardiovascular or respiratory disease
- Have previously used any type of insulin for over 1 month
- Are a pregnant or breast-feeding woman
There are other eligibility requirements that the study doctor will review. Only the study doctor can determine whether you are eligible to participate in the study or not.