Oral Insulin Prevention Study
Study Name: The Oral Insulin for Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes Study
Desmond Schatz, M.D.
Coordinator: Jessica Ferguson, RN, BSN
What is the Oral Insulin Study?
TrialNet is now testing oral insulin (insulin taken by mouth, not by injection). We will assess whether or not oral insulin helps to delay or prevent type 1 diabetes. Results from a recently completed study (called DPT-1) suggest that oral insulin might delay or prevent type 1 diabetes in some people found to be at risk.
Who can participate?
Screening to determine eligibility for this study is done through the TrialNet Natural History Pathway to Prevention Study.
What will study participants be asked to do?
You will take one study capsule each day.
- Half the people will take capsules filled with insulin
- Half the people will take a placebo (capsules that contain an inactive substance)
- You will not know whether your capsules contain insulin or placebo.
You will come to the study center for blood test every 6 months and at other times as needed.