Research Study

Insulin Therapy and Falls Due to Orthostatic Hypotension (Pilot Study)
Principal Investigator 
Kenneth Madden

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
Low Blood Pressure
Disorders and Conditions 
Diabetes
ClinicalTrials.gov# 
NCT01914146
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Apr 15, 2015 to Oct 1, 2017
Locations 
Diamond Health Care Centre, Research Pavilion
Name/Title 
Gale Tedder, Research Nurse
Phone 
604-505-0196
Email Address 
gale.tedder@vch.ca
Purpose of Study 

In the proposed study, the investigators examine in older adults with Type 2 diabetes the impact of beginning insulin therapy on the orthostatic drop in blood pressure as well as the response of arterial blood pressure and Doppler measures of cerebral blood flow during upright tilt. The investigators hypothesize that in older adults with Type 2 diabetes, the cardiovascular effects of insulin would precipitate or worsen orthostatic intolerance not present at baseline.


 

Eligibility 

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