The plus marks indicate that the participants were censored.
A, The quartiles of time to diabetes were 18.4, 31.9, and 55.1 months for oral insulin and 18.9, 32.7, and 54.4 months for placebo. Of those in the oral insulin group, 140 participants did not develop type 1 diabetes and 58 did. Of those in the placebo group, 122 participants did not develop type 1 diabetes and 62 did. The median months of follow-up was 32.0 (1.87-114).
B, The quartiles of time to diabetes were 12.9, 19.2, and 52.8 months for oral insulin and 10.5, 18.5, and 39.8 months for placebo. Of those in the oral insulin group, 14 did not develop type 1 diabetes and 13 did. Of those in the placebo group, 8 did not develop type 1 diabetes and 19 did. The median months of follow-up was 18.9 (2.33-77.5).
C, The quartiles of time to diabetes were 25.3, 49.2, and 65.8 months for oral insulin and 18.1, 30.2, and 63.3 months for placebo. Of those in the oral insulin group, 40 participants did not develop type 1 diabetes and 11 did. Of those in the placebo group, 53 participants did not develop type 1 diabetes and 10 did. The median months of follow-up was 39.4 (6.21-115).
D, The quartiles of time to diabetes were 18.4, 34.9, and 59.7 months for oral insulin and 17.8, 31.2, and 54.0 months for placebo. Of those in the oral insulin group, 194 participants did not develop type 1 diabetes and 82 did. Of those in the placebo group, 183 participants did not develop type 1 diabetes and 91 did. The median months of follow-up was 32.4 (1.87-115).
eFigure 1. Proportion of Study Individuals With 85% Adherence to Medication Remaining Type 1 Diabetes Free
eFigure 2. Proportion of Participants in TrialNet vs DPT-1 Remaining Type 1 Diabetes Free
eAppendix. Adherence Methods
eTable 1. Adverse Events by Severity Grade
eTable 2. Adverse Events by Category
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Writing Committee for the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Oral Insulin Study Group. Effect of Oral Insulin on Prevention of Diabetes in Relatives of Patients With Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2017;318(19):1891–1902. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.17070
Can oral insulin delay or prevent clinically diagnosed type 1 diabetes?
In this randomized clinical trial that included 389 participants in the primary analysis who were first- and second-degree relatives of patients with type 1 diabetes, oral insulin compared with placebo did not significantly reduce the risk of diabetes onset over a median of 2.7 years (insulin group, 28.5% and placebo group, 33%; hazard ratio, 0.87).
Oral insulin as used in this study was not effective in prevention of type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes requires major lifestyle changes and carries increased morbidity and mortality. Prevention or delay of diabetes would have major clinical effect.
To determine whether oral insulin delays onset of type 1 diabetes in autoantibody-positive relatives of patients with type 1 diabetes.
Design, Setting, and Participants
Between March 2, 2007, and December 21, 2015, relatives with at least 2 autoantibodies, including insulin autoantibodies and normal glucose tolerance, were enrolled in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, Finland, and Germany. The main study group (n = 389) had first-phase insulin release on an intravenous glucose tolerance test that was higher than the threshold. The 55 patients in the secondary stratum 1 had an identical antibody profile as the main study group except they had first-phase insulin release that was lower than the threshold. Secondary strata 2 (n = 114) and strata 3 (n = 3) had different autoantibody profiles and first-phase insulin release threshold combinations. Follow-up continued through December 31, 2016.
Randomization to receive 7.5 mg/d of oral insulin (n = 283) or placebo (n = 277), including participants in the main study group who received oral insulin (n = 203) or placebo (n = 186).
Main Outcome and Measures
The primary outcome was time to diabetes in the main study group. Significance was based on a 1-sided threshold of .05, and 1-sided 95% CIs are reported.
Of a total of 560 randomized participants (median enrollment age, 8.2 years; interquartile range [IQR], 5.7-12.1 years; 170 boys [60%]; 90.7% white non-Hispanic; 57.6% with a sibling with type 1 diabetes), 550 completed the trial including 389 participants (median age, 8.4 years; 245 boys [63%]), 382 (96%) in the main study group. During a median follow-up of 2.7 years (IQR, 1.5-4.6 years) in the main study group, diabetes was diagnosed in 58 participants (28.5%) in the oral insulin group and 62 (33%) in the placebo group. Time to diabetes was not significantly different between the 2 groups (hazard ratio [HR], 0.87; 95% CI, 0-1.2; P = .21). In secondary stratum 1 (n = 55), diabetes was diagnosed in 13 participants (48.1%) in the oral insulin group and in 19 participants (70.3%) in the placebo group. The time to diabetes was significantly longer with oral insulin (HR, 0.45; 95% CI, 0-0.82; P = .006). The HR for time to diabetes for the between-group comparisons for the 116 participants in the other secondary stratum was 1.03 (95% CI, 0-2.11; P = .53) and for the entire cohort of 560 participants was 0.83 (95% CI, 0-1.07; P = .11), which were not significantly different. The most common adverse event was infection (n = 254), with 134 events in the oral insulin group and 120 events in the placebo group, but no significant study-related adverse events occurred.
Conclusions and Relevance
Among autoantibody-positive relatives of patients with type 1 diabetes, oral insulin at a dose of 7.5 mg/d, compared with placebo, did not delay or prevent the development of type 1 diabetes over 2.7 years. These findings do not support oral insulin as used in this study for diabetes prevention.
clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT00419562
In the Diabetes Prevention Trial–Type 1 (DPT-1),1,2 oral insulin compared with placebo did not show a reduction in the development of diabetes, but a post hoc analysis identified an at-risk subgroup with higher insulin autoantibody titers that suggested benefit.2 Consequently, the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet clinical trials network, which succeeded the DPT-1 trial group, sought to further explore the role of oral insulin in delaying diabetes among relatives who were not significantly different from those in the subgroup who had experienced apparent benefit from oral insulin in DPT-1.
The DPT-1 oral insulin trial enrolled relatives who were positive for islet cell antibodies by immunofluorescence and positive for insulin autoantibodies by radioimmunoassay, had first-phase insulin release on intravenous glucose tolerance test higher than threshold (defined below), and had a normal oral glucose tolerance test result. Since the DPT-1 oral study was conducted, the microinsulin autoantibody assay, which requires much less blood volume, was developed.3
Thus, TrialNet screened participants for eligibility for this protocol using a strategy of initially testing samples for the presence of microinsulin autoantibodies and antibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase and insulinoma-associated antigen-2, with subsequent testing for islet cell autoantibodies among patients who had tested positive for the antibody.4 This trial, therefore, differed from the DPT-1 oral study by using the microinsulin autoantibody assay instead of the radioimmunoassay to detect insulin autoantibodies and by initially testing for microinsulin autoantibodies, glutamic acid decarboxylase autoantibodies, and insulinoma-associated antigen-2 autoantibodies compared with initial testing for islet cell autoantibodies and subsequent testing for insulin autoantibodies using the radioimmunoassay in islet cell autoantibody-positive participants. Additionally, to test whether the outcome would extend to microinsulin autoantibody–positive individuals not eligible for enrollment in the previous DPT-1 trial, this study included 4 separate strata according to additional antibodies and first-phase insulin release status.
Protocols for this trial were approved by institutional review boards or ethics committees at all 87 participating locations in the United States, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Italy, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, and New Zealand. Study coordination, laboratory tests, and data management were conducted centrally. Participants, their parents, or both provided written informed consent.
Potential participants were identified through participation in the TrialNet Natural History Study (subsequently renamed the TrialNet Pathway to Prevention Study).5 Nondiabetic relatives of probands with type 1 diabetes were screened at institutional review board–approved sites after informed consent was obtained. These included first-degree relatives (sibling, parent, or child) who were aged 3 through 45 years, as well as second- or third-degree relatives (niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, cousin) who were aged 3 through 20 years. Initial screening was for diabetes autoantibodies—antibodies to microinsulin, glutamic acid decarboxylase, and insulinoma-associated antigen-2. Islet cell autoantibodies were measured if at least 1 other antibody tested positive. Race/ethnicity was included as part of federal reporting requirements, based on participant self-report of fixed categories determined by the National Institutes of Health.
Quiz Ref IDEligible participants were nondiabetic relatives of patients with type 1 diabetes, who had normal glucose tolerance on an oral glucose tolerance test, who were confirmed to have tested positive for the microinsulin autoantibody on 2 sample collections, who did not have the diabetes-protective human leukocyte antigen haplotypes DQA1*0102 and DQB1*0602, and who met criteria for the following primary and secondary study strata based on other autoantibodies and metabolic characteristics.
The primary objective of the study was to assess the effects of treatment within this stratum.
Eligible participants had to have either islet cell autoantibodies (≥10 juvenile diabetes foundation units) confirmed positive on 2 sample collections, or if not confirmed for islet cell autoantibodies, both glutamic acid decarboxylase and insulinoma-associated antigen-2 autoantibody tested positive on the same sample with confirmation of at least 1 of these autoantibodies required on a separate sample. Participants had to have first-phase insulin release higher than the threshold determined from the sum of the 1- and 3-minute insulin values from an intravenous glucose tolerance test. For participants aged 3 through 7 years or parents of probands with type 1 diabetes, the threshold was 60 μU/mL or higher. For siblings or offspring aged 8 through 45 years or other relatives aged 8 through 20 years, the threshold was 100 μU/mL or higher. These were the same thresholds used in the DPT-1 study.1,2
The secondary objectives were to assess the effects of treatment in each stratum and in the entire group enrolled (the 4 strata combined).
Secondary Stratum 1: Identical to the primary stratum except participants had first-phase insulin release lower than the thresholds defined above.
Secondary Stratum 2: Islet cell autoantibodies not confirmed, or glutamic acid decarboxylase or insulinoma-associated antigen-2 autoantibody positive and confirmed on a separate sample (those confirmed for islet cell autoantibodies are in the primary stratum). In this stratum, participants also had first-phase insulin release higher than the thresholds defined in the primary stratum.
Secondary Stratum 3: Identical to secondary stratum 2 except participants had first-phase insulin release lower than the thresholds defined in the primary stratum above. Other entry criteria included normal glucose tolerance by oral glucose tolerance test, or if they had a previous abnormal glucose tolerance, 2 consecutive oral glucose tolerance tests with normal glucose tolerance. Abnormal glucose tolerance was defined as it was in DPT-11,2 using the standard criteria in effect at the initiation of DPT-1: fasting plasma glucose of more than 110 mg/dL; and/or 2-hour plasma glucose of more than 140 mg/dL; and/or 30-, 60-, or 90-minute plasma glucose of more than 200 mg/dL (to convert glucose from mg/dL to mmol/L, multiply by 0.0555).
Full exclusion criteria are available in the protocol (Supplement 1).
After participants signed the consent form, completed screening visits, met all of the inclusion criteria and none of the exclusion criteria, and completed the baseline procedures, they were randomized in equal allocations to each treatment group via a computerized random-number generator. Randomization was stratified by study site, and block size was a variation of size 2 and 4. Randomization was not stratified by stratum. Treatment assignment was double masked. Outcome assessments were conducted without knowledge of treatment assignment.
Participants were assigned to receive capsules of either oral insulin, 7.5 mg of recombinant human insulin crystals (Eli Lilly), or matched placebo. This was the same dose used in the DPT-1 study.2 Capsules were prepared with methylcellulose filler at a compounding pharmacy (Eminent Services Corp) and masked bottles were shipped to the clinical sites. All participants were requested to take 1 capsule of study medication daily for the duration of the study. Study medication was dispensed at each 6-month visit. Participants consumed the capsule as a single daily dose, either by taking the capsule or, if the participant could not swallow capsules, sprinkling its contents in juice or on food.
Participants were seen every 6 months. At those visits, an oral glucose tolerance test was performed to assess whether diabetes had developed. Criteria for diabetes onset were, as defined by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), based on glucose testing or the presence of unequivocal hyperglycemia with acute metabolic decompensation.6 Specific criteria for diabetes onset is defined as the presence of symptoms of diabetes plus casual (random) plasma glucose of 200 mg/dL or higher or fasting plasma glucose of 126 mg/dL or higher, or 2-hour plasma glucose of 200 mg/dL or higher. The criteria must have been met on 2 occasions as soon as possible but no less than 1 day apart for diabetes to be diagnosed. It was preferred that at least 1 of the 2 testing occasions involved an oral glucose tolerance test. Tolerance tests were performed after an overnight fast. Blood samples were drawn through a temporary indwelling intravenous catheter. For the oral glucose tolerance test, the oral glucose dose was 1.75 g/kg (maximum, 75 g).
Quiz Ref IDThe primary outcome was the elapsed time from random treatment assignment to the development of diabetes among those enrolled in the primary analysis stratum, consisting of participants with insulin autoimmunity and first-phase insulin release that was higher than the threshold. Secondary outcomes included the effects of oral insulin treatment vs placebo in each stratum and in all strata combined, the consistency of oral insulin vs placebo treatment effect among strata, various subgroup analyses, and longitudinal analyses to assess the effects of oral insulin vs placebo over time. Other secondary outcomes such as the association of demographic, genetic, immunologic, metabolic, and lifestyle factors are not reported herein.
Additional exploratory analyses were planned and developed by the TrialNet protocol committee and finalized before the study results were unblinded and included analyses that incorporates factors such as duration of oral insulin use, age of enrollment, specific autoantibody pairs, year of enrollment, site of enrollment, sex, time to dysglycemia as a time-dependent covariate, baseline insulin autoantibody titer, time to dysglycemia, changes in autoantibody levels or positivity, hemoglobin A1c as an outcome, C-peptide levels at diagnosis, the presence of symptoms at the time of diagnosis, consistency of hazard rates, and association between adherence to oral insulin and results. Of these additional analyses, the relationship between adherence to oral insulin and results is reported herein and in eFigure 2 in Supplement 2. Additionally, a post hoc hazard rate comparison with the DPT-1 study was also completed and is reported herein.
The cumulative incidence of diabetes onset over time since randomization within each group was estimated from a modified Kaplan-Meier estimate of the “diabetes-free” survival function. The difference between groups in the cumulative incidence functions and the associated hazard functions was tested using the Mantel log-rank test on discrete time to type 1 diabetes (6-month intervals). The relative risk of diabetes onset between groups was estimated from the discrete Cox proportional hazards model.7 The critical value for the test statistic, P = .047, and CIs in the primary analysis were adjusted for a single interim analysis based on the Lan-DeMets spending function.8
The effect of treatment with oral insulin vs placebo was tested using the intention-to-treat principle in the primary and secondary analysis strata, each consisting of participants defined using different combinations of autoantibodies and metabolic status using the same analyses as above for the primary analysis. An additional analysis assessed the effect of treatment within all strata combined using a Cox proportional hazards model stratified by stratum. Significance was based on a 1-sided threshold of .05, and 1-sided 95% CIs are reported.
The study was designed as a maximum information trial, which did not include a fixed sample size. Instead, participants were recruited and followed up until the required amount of statistical information was achieved.9 At any point during the study, the information in the data for a log-rank test is provided by I = (DOI×DC)/(DOI+DC), for which DOI and DC refer to the number of participants who developed diabetes in the oral insulin and control groups, respectively. The information required to provide 85% power to detect a 40% risk reduction (identical to the DPT-1 Oral Insulin Trial)2 with a 1-sided log-rank test at the .05 significance level is I = 27.551. All but 7 participants contributed to the analysis in the primary stratum. No attempt was made to impute missing data and no adjustment has been made for multiple comparisons, except the interim monitoring and multivariate analyses. Consequently, all but the primary analysis should be considered exploratory. Except for the post hoc hazard rate comparison with the DPT-1 study, the primary and secondary analyses were prespecified, and the exploratory analyses were preplanned.
Statistical analyses were performed using TIBCO Spotfire S+ 8.2 (PerkinElmer). Data on adverse events and efficacy were evaluated twice yearly by an independent data and safety monitoring board with predefined stopping rules.
Participants in this study were relatives of patients with type 1 diabetes who tested positive for multiple autoantibodies and had normal glucose tolerance at the time of randomization. Screening of 138 385 individuals for potential enrollment began in March 2004. The first participant was randomized March 2, 2007, and the last participant, December 21, 2015. For the entire cohort, the randomization rate was a mean of 5 participants per month, and for the primary stratum, 3.5 participants per month. The database for this report was locked January 20, 2017.
Of those screened, 3583 (2.56%) tested positive for microinsulin autoantibodies so were potentially eligible for this study. Of these, 2068 tested positive for microinsulin autoantibodies (Figure 1). A total of 560 participants were randomized, including 389 in the primary stratum. In the secondary strata, 55 participants were randomized in secondary stratum 1, 114 participants in secondary stratum 2, and 2 participants in secondary stratum 3. In the entire cohort, the median age at enrollment was 8.2 years (IQR, 5.7-12.1 years), 60% were boys, more than 90.7% were non-Hispanic white, and 57.6% had a sibling diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The Table shows the baseline participant characteristics by treatment group for the entire cohort, for the primary stratum, and for the secondary strata. There were no substantial imbalances between treatment groups.
Participants were followed up for a median of 2.7 years (IQR, 1.5-4.7 years) for the entire cohort; a median of 2.7 years (IQR, 1.5-4.6 years) for the primary stratum. A total of 173 participants (31%) were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the entire cohort and 120 (31%) in the primary stratum, were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Based on the number of participants diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, study design parameters were met (I = 30.0).
The lost-to-follow-up rate was 4.0% per year. Ten randomized participants were never evaluated for type 1 diabetes and never underwent an oral glucose tolerance test after randomization (7 in the oral insulin; 3 in the placebo group; 5 and 2, respectively, for just the primary stratum). If these participants are removed, the rate of lost to follow-up was 3.3% per year.
In the primary analysis stratum, diabetes was diagnosed in 120 participants—58 in the oral insulin group and 62 in the placebo group (Figure 2A). The annualized rate of diabetes was not significantly different between the 2 groups: 8.8% (95% CI, 6.7%-11.2%) with oral insulin and 10.2% (95% CI, 7.8%-12.9%) with placebo (hazard ratio [HR], 0.87; 95% CI, 0-1.2; P = .21). Treatment site was not a significant factor when tested either as a fixed effect in a mixed-effects model or in the Cox proportional hazards model.
Of the 55 patients in secondary stratum 1 (ie, with first-phase insulin release lower than threshold), diabetes was diagnosed in 32 participants—13 in the oral insulin group and 19 in the placebo group (Figure 2B). The annualized rate of diabetes was 18.1% (95% CI, 9.6%-29.1%) for the oral insulin group and 34.1% (95% CI, 20.6%-51.1%) for the placebo group (HR, 0.45; 95% CI, 0-0.82; P = .006). Thus, the median time to diabetes for the oral insulin group was 55.3 months (IQR, 19.2-67.5 months) and was 24.3 months (IQR, 13.3-47.3 months) for the placebo group, a difference of 31.0 months.
In secondary strata 2 and 3 (combined), diabetes was diagnosed in 21 participants—11 in the oral insulin group and 10 in the placebo group. The annualized rate of diabetes for this combined stratum was 5.1% (95% CI, 2.6%-8.6%) in the oral insulin group and 4.7% (95% CI, 2.2%-8.0%) for the placebo group (HR, 1.03; 95% CI, 0-2.11; P = .53; Figure 2C).
In the entire cohort, diabetes was diagnosed in 173 participants—82 in the oral insulin group and 91 in the placebo group. The annualized rate of diabetes was 8.7% (95% CI, 6.9%-10.7%) and 10.4% (95% CI, 8.3%-12.6%) in the oral and placebo treatment groups, respectively (HR, 0.83; 95% CI, 0-1.07; P = .11; Figure 2D).
Because the primary stratum in this study was designed to be consistent with the DPT-1 Study subgroup with baseline radioimmunoassay insulin autoantibodies of more than 80, a post hoc analysis of the HR of the primary stratum in the current study to the DPT-1 subgroup was conducted (DPT-1 to oral insulin, 1.04; 95% CI, 0.71-1.52; eFigure 2 in Supplement 2), which was not statistically different at P = .84, 2-sided. Thus, the entry criteria succeeded in replicating the risk seen in the DPT-1 cohort.
In an exploratory analysis of the primary stratum that included participants with 85% or more adherence with treatment (n = 215), the annualized rate of diabetes was 6.9% with oral insulin and 9.7% with placebo (HR, 0.69; 95% CI, 0-1.04; P = .06). In examining Kaplan-Meier curves for the primary stratum that included participants with varying degrees of adherence among more adherent participants, there was separation between the oral insulin and placebo groups during the first 24 months after randomization. Therefore, in an analysis of the first 24 months’ follow-up of adherent participants in the primary stratum, a protective association was observed among those taking oral insulin with fewer participants progressing to diabetes than among those taking placebo—the annualized rate of diabetes was 2.4% with oral insulin and 6.9% with placebo (HR, 0.348; 95% CI, 0-0.855; P = .02). This exploratory analysis is included in the eAppendix in Supplement 2.
There were no serious adverse events and no reported episodes of severe hypoglycemia. The most common adverse event was categorized as infection, with 134 and 120 events reported in this category in the oral insulin and placebo groups, respectively, over the duration of the study (eTable 1 and 2 in Supplement 2).
Quiz Ref IDIn this randomized clinical trial, oral insulin at a dose of 7.5 mg/d did not prevent the development of clinical type 1 diabetes in antibody-positive relatives of patients with type 1 diabetes in the primary stratum or in the entire randomized group.
Oral antigen administration has had small and inconsistent benefits in clinical trials involving patients with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, despite success in animal models of those autoimmune diseases. Among patients who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, oral insulin, at the same or lower doses than the dose levels studied in this trial, failed to preserve pancreatic islet β-cell function.10 In the DPT-1 study, 7.5 mg/d of oral insulin failed to delay or prevent type 1 diabetes in the study as a whole.2 However, a post hoc analysis of data from DPT-1 revealed that autoantibody-positive relatives with higher confirmed radioimmunoassay insulin autoantibody titers progress to diabetes at a faster rate than participants with lower or unconfirmed insulin autoantibodies, and this subgroup may have benefitted from oral insulin.2 Participants with insulin autoantibodies that were 80 nU/mL or higher and who were treated with 7.5/d of oral insulin had an apparent 4- to 5-year delay in the onset of disease.
Because this study was undertaken to replicate the DPT-1 subgroup finding, the same 7.5-mg/d of oral insulin was used. However, immunomodulatory effects were reported with higher doses of oral insulin in preclinical studies and in a small-dose escalation study of children early in the disease process. The Pre-Point study11 found potentially protective immunomodulatory effects only in the 6 children who received the highest dose of oral insulin studied (67.5 mg/d). Therefore, as a companion study to the clinical trial reported herein, TrialNet has recently completed enrollment of more than 90 antibody-positive relatives in a study aimed at determining whether higher doses of oral insulin administered daily or every other week have measurable immunomodulatory effects (NCT02580877).
In a prespecified, secondary analysis in the current trial, a significant protective effect was found in the stratum consisting of 55 individuals in whom the first-phase insulin response was lower than the threshold needed for entry into the primary stratum. The placebo group in this stratum had a higher rate of progression to type 1 diabetes than participants taking placebo in the primary stratum (34.1%-10.2%), attesting to the added diabetes risk among those with diminished first-phase insulin release. However, because there was no adjustment for multiple comparisons, this analysis must be considered exploratory and hypothesis generating.
Quiz Ref IDAlthough requiring a large, multicenter network, this trial emphasizes the feasibility of identifying and treating individuals early in the type 1 diabetes disease process. Individuals with 2 or more antibodies are destined (>80% risk at 10 years) to develop clinical type 1 diabetes, albeit at various rates of progression.24 Individuals with 2 or more antibodies and normal glucose tolerance are now considered to have stage 1 type 1 diabetes.12 Without intervention, most of these individuals will develop stage 2 type 1 diabetes, manifested by abnormal glucose tolerance and eventually clinically apparent, or stage 3 type 1 diabetes. As noted in this study, the overall rate of progression from stage 1 to stage 3 was approximately 9.5% per year; not significantly different from the rate of progression in genetically at-risk infants who were followed up from birth.12
Thus, trials of disease-modifying therapies among individuals with multiple antibodies could be considered treatment trials, in which the therapy aims to treat early type 1 diabetes or islet autoimmunity as distinct from prevention trials, which implies testing of therapies in healthy individuals to prevent disease. Most randomized clinical trials investigating type 1 diabetes–modifying therapy have been conducted among individuals with clinically overt disease. Disease-modifying therapies including the anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody, 13-19 rituximab,18-21 abatacept,22 and alefacept23 significantly preserved insulin production (as measured by C-peptide levels) as well having immunological effects in the first 1 to 2 years after diagnosis of clinical disease. As demonstrated in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT),24,25 improved short-term diabetes control associated with sustained C-peptide production decreased the risk of complications. However, an effect at earlier stages of the disease in delaying onset of clinical diagnosis of diabetes would have a much more profound effect in relieving the burden of disease. Despite marked advances in insulin delivery and glucose monitoring, there are still significant unmet needs for disease modifying therapy in type 1 diabetes.
This study has several limitations. First, there was a change in insulin autoantibody assay methods from the DPT-1 Oral Insulin study. The change in assay may have contributed to an inability to replicate previous results from the study using a 7.5-mg fixed dose of oral insulin because the selected study population for this trial may differ slightly from the population in the previous study that showed apparent benefit. Second, as in other type 1 diabetes prevention trials, there is the limited knowledge about and the ability to incorporate heterogeneity in the pathogenesis of disease. This trial enrolled participants based on evidence of autoimmunity but did not take into account genetic background, age at onset, and type of first-appearing diabetes-related autoantibody. The emerging literature now suggests that future trials need to consider these factors, and this trial adds to that, suggesting that first-phase insulin release status and treatment adherence should also be incorporated into study designs. Third, due to lack of adjustment for multiple comparisons, all secondary analyses need to be interpreted as exploratory.
Quiz Ref IDAmong autoantibody-positive relatives of patients with type 1 diabetes, oral insulin at a dose of 7.5 mg/d, compared with placebo, did not delay or prevent the development of type 1 diabetes over 2.7 years. These findings do not support oral insulin as used in this study for diabetes prevention.
Corresponding Author: Jeffrey P. Krischer, PhD, TrialNet Coordinating Center, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 3650 Spectrum Blvd, Ste 100, Tampa, FL 33612 (email@example.com).
Accepted for Publication: October 19, 2017.
Correction: This article was corrected online December 7, 2017, to publish the names and affiliations of the writing committee.
Writing Committee for the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Oral Insulin Study Group: Jeffrey P. Krischer, PhD; Desmond A. Schatz, MD; Brian Bundy, PhD; Jay S. Skyler, MD; Carla J. Greenbaum, MD.
Affiliations of Writing Committee for the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Oral Insulin Study Group: University of South Florida, Tampa (Krischer); University of Florida, Gainesville (Schatz); University of South Florida, Tampa (Bundy); University of Miami, Miami, Florida (Skyler); Benaroya Research Institute, Seattle, Washington (Greenbaum).
Author Contributions: Dr Krischer had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Concept and design: Krischer, Schatz, Skyler, Greenbaum.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: All authors.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Krischer, Schatz, Skyler.
Statistical analysis: Krischer, Bundy, Greenbaum.
Obtained funding: Krischer, Schatz, Skyler.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Krischer, Schatz, Skyler.
Supervision: Krischer, Schatz, Skyler, Greenbaum.
Other - leading trial network from inception until 2015: Skyler.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. Drs Skyler and Greenbaum reported that they have served as advisors for Eli Lilly. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: The sponsor of the trial was the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Study Group. Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Study Group is a clinical trials network funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, through the cooperative agreements U01 DK060782, U01 DK060916, U01 DK060987, U01 DK061010, U01 DK061016, U01 DK061029, U01 DK061030, U01 DK061034, U01 DK061035, U01 DK061036, U01 DK061037, U01 DK061040, U01 DK061041, U01 DK061042, U01 DK061055, U01 DK061058, U01 DK084565, U01 DK085453, U01 DK085461, U01 DK085463, U01 DK085465, UC4 DK085466, U01 DK085476, U01 DK085499, U01 DK085504, U01 DK085505, U01 DK085509, U01 DK097835, U01 DK103153, U01 DK103180, U01 DK103266, U01 DK103282, U01 DK106984, UC4 DK106993, U01 DK106994, U01 DK107013, U01 DK107014, and a contract HHSN267200800019C; the National Center for Research Resources, through Clinical Translational Science Awards UL1 RR024131, UL1 RR024139, UL1 RR024153, UL1 RR024975, UL1 RR024982, UL1 RR025744, UL1 RR025761, UL1 RR025780, UL1 RR029890, UL1 RR031986, and General Clinical Research Center Award M01 RR00400; the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) with awards to European and Australian sites; and the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: Under the terms of the cooperative agreement funding mechanism used by the NIH, representatives from the sponsoring institutes of the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) participated in the design and conduct of the study; interpretation of the data; preparation, review, and approval of the manuscript; and the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. The sponsor did not have the right or ability to veto submission for publication. Eli Lilly and Company provided insulin crystals used to make the oral insulin formulated for this study. As per the clinical trials agreement between Eli Lilly and the NIH, Eli Lilly was sent the draft manuscript prior to submission. Eli Lilly had no comment, nor input on the manuscript. The members of the writing committee were responsible for the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, and approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
TrialNet Study Group:Steering Committee: C. Greenbaum (Benaroya Research Institute, chair), M. Atkinson (University of Florida), D. Baidal (University of Miami), M. Battaglia (San Raffaele University), D. Becker (University of Pittsburgh), P. Bingley (University of Bristol), E. Bosi (San Raffaele University), J. Buckner (Benaroya Research Institute), M. Clements (Children’s Mercy Hospital), P. Colman (Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research), L. DiMeglio (Indiana University), C. Evans-Molina (Indiana University), S. Gitelman, (University of California, San Francisco), R. Goland (Columbia University), P. Gottlieb (Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes), K. Herold (Yale University), M. Knip (University of Helsinki), J. Krischer (University of South Florida), A. Lernmark (Skane University), W. Moore (Children’s Mercy Hospital), A. Moran (University of Minnesota), A. Muir (Emory University), J. Palmer (University of Washington), M. Peakman (King’s College), L. Philipson (University of Chicago), P. Raskin (University of Texas Southwestern), M. Redondo (Baylor University), H. Rodriguez (University of South Florida), W. Russell (Vanderbilt University), L. Spain (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases [NIDDK]), D. A. Schatz (University of Florida), J. Sosenko (University of Miami), D. Wherrett (University of Toronto), D. Wilson (Stanford University), W. Winter (University of Florida), and A. Ziegler (Forschergruppe Diabetes). Previous Members: M. Anderson (University of California, San Francisco), P. Antinozzi (Wake Forest University), C. Benoist (Joslin Diabetes Center), J. Blum (Indiana University), K. Bourcier (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) P. Chase (Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes), M. Clare-Salzler (University of Florida), R. Clynes (Columbia University), C. Cowie (NIDDK), G. Eisenbarth (Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes), C. G. Fathman (Stanford University), G. Grave (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development), L. Harrison (Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research), B. Hering (University of Minnesota), R. Insel (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), S. Jordan (Cedars Sinai Medical Center), F. Kaufman (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles), T. Kay (St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research), N. Kenyon (University of Miami), R. Klines (Columbia University), J. Lachin (George Washington University), E. Leschek (NIDDK), J. Mahon (University of Western Ontario), J. B. Marks (University of Miami), R. Monzavi (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles), K. Nanto-Salonen (University of Turku), G. Nepom (Benaroya Research Institute), T. Orban (Joslin Diabetes Center), R. Parkman (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles), M. Pescovitz (Indiana University), J. Peyman (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease) A. Pugliese (University of Miami), J. Ridge (NIDDK), B. Roep (Leiden University Medical Center), M. Roncarolo (San Raffaele University), P. Savage (NIDDK), O. Simell (University of Turku), R. Sherwin (Yale University), M. Siegelman (University of Texas Southwestern), J. S. Skyler (University of Miami), A. Steck (Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes), J. Thomas (Vanderbilt University), M. Trucco (University of Pittsburgh), and J. Wagner (University of Minnesota).
Executive Committee: Katarzyna Bourcier, Carla J. Greenbaum, Jeffrey P. Krischer, Ellen Leschek, Lisa Rafkin, and Lisa Spain. Past Members: Catherine Cowie, Mary Foulkes, Richard Insel, Heidi Krause- Steinrauf, John M. Lachin, Saul Malozowski, John Peyman, John Ridge, Peter Savage, Jay S. Skyler, and Stephanie J. Zafonte.
Chairman's Office: Carla J. Greenbaum, Lisa Rafkin, and Jay M. Sosenko. Past Members: Jay S. Skyler, Norma S. Kenyon, and Irene Santiago.
TrialNet Coordinating Center (University of South Florida): Jeffrey P. Krischer, Brian Bundy, Michael Abbondondolo, Timothy Adams, Darlene Amado, Ilma Asif, Matthew Boonstra, David Boulware, Brian Bundy, Cristina Burroughs, David Cuthbertson, Christopher Eberhard, Steve Fiske, Julie Ford, Jennifer Garmeson, Heather Guillette, Susan Geyer, Brian Hays, Courtney Henderson, Martha Henry, Kathleen Heyman, Belinda Hsiao, Christina Karges, Amanda Kinderman, Lindsay Lane, Ashley Leinbach, Shu Liu, Jennifer Lloyd, Jamie Malloy, Kristin Maddox, Julie Martin, Jessica Miller, Margaret Moore, Sarah Muller, Thuy Nguyen, Ryan O’Donnell, Melissa Parker, M. J. Pereyra, Nichole Reed, Amy Roberts, Kelly Sadler, Tina Stavros, Roy Tamura, Keith Wood, and Ping Xu, Kenneth Young. Past Staff Members: Persida Alies, Franz Badias, Aaron Baker, Monica Bassi, Craig Beam, David Boulware, London Bounmananh, Susan Bream, Mary Deemer, Doug Freeman, Jessica Gough, Jinin Ginem, Moriah Granger, Mary Holloway, Michelle Kieffer, Page Lane, Pat Law, Cristin Linton, Lavanya Nallamshetty, Vanessa Oduah, Yazandra Parrimon, Kate Paulus, Jennifer Pilger, Joy Ramiro, A. Qesha Luvon Ritzie, Archana Sharma, Audrey Shor, Xiaohong Song, Amanda Terry, Jeanne Weinberger, and Margaret Wootten.
Previous Coordinating Center (George Washington University): John M. Lachin, Mary Foulkes, Pamela Harding, Heidi Krause-Steinrauf, Susan McDonough, Paula F. McGee, Kimberly Owens Hess, Donna Phoebus, Scott Quinlan, and Erica Raiden.
NIDDK Staff: Judith Fradkin, Ellen Leschek, and Lisa Spain. Past Members: Catherine Cowie, Saul Malozowski, and Peter Savage.
Data Safety and Monitoring Board: Gerald Beck (Cleveland Clinic), Emily Blumberg, data safety and monitoring board chair (University of Pennsylvania), Rose Gubitosi-Klug (Case Western Reserve), Lori Laffel (Joslin Diabetes Center), Robert Veatch (Georgetown University), and Dennis Wallace (Research Triangle Institute). Past Members: Jonathan Braun (University of California Los Angeles), David Brillon (Cornell University), Ake Lernmark (Lund University), Bernard Lo (University of California San Francisco), Herman Mitchell (Rho Inc), Ali Naji (University of Pennsylvania), Jorn Nerup (University of Copenhagen), Trevor Orchard (University of Pittsburgh), Michael Steffes (University of Minnesota), Anastasios Tsiatis (North Carolina State University), and Bernard Zinman (University of Toronto).
Infectious Disease Safety Committee: Brett Loechelt (Children's National Medical Center, medical monitor), Lindsey Baden (Harvard University), Michael Green (University of Pittsburgh), and Adriana Weinberg (University of Colorado).
Laboratory Directors: Santica Marcovina and Jerry P. Palmer (University of Washington), Adriana Weinberg and Liping Yu (University of Colorado, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes), and William Winter (University of Florida). Past Member: the late George S. Eisenbarth.
TrialNet Clinical Network Hub: Annie Shultz, Emily Batts, Kristin Fitzpatrick, Mary Ramey, Randy Guerra, and Christopher Webb. Past Member: Melita Romasco.
Personnel at Sites Participating: Akron Children's Hospital F. Caffey, L. Carr, B. Ergun-Longmire, C. Fenton, D. Giebner, J. Johnson, D. Maglionico, M. Marinelli, K. Martin, E. Minnozzi, W. Riley, and M. Wilson; Alberta Children's Hospital: C. Gougeon, J. Ho, C. Huang, D. Pacaud, and H. Virtanen; Alder Hey Children's Hospital: C. Craig, A. Ghatak, T. Henderson, H. Leyland, K. Padmore, and P. Paul; Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago: W. Brickman, M. Halsey-Lyda, P. Petrie, D. Rizzo, R. Steuer, K. Suchyta, L. Torchen, and D. Zimmerman; Atlanta Diabetes Association: B. Bode, M. Dial, K. Gazaway, and R. Hosey; Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes: A. Alkanani, J. Barker, M. Barr, A. Blau, P. Burdick, B. Burke, H. Chase, M. Drye, G. Eisenbarth, E. Escobar, L. Fitzgerald-Miller, A. Fouts, V. Gage, E. Gall, H. Goettle, P. Gottlieb, S. Harris, K. Ketchum, M. King, G. Klingensmith, D. Lehr, J. Lehr, L. Lewis, N. Logsden-Sackett, J. Lykens, D. Maahs, A. Michels, S. Pelletier, M. Rihanek, P. Rodriguez, A. Schauwecker, K. Simmons, J. Smith, A. Steck, B. Tran, T. Tran, P. Wadwa, R. Wagner, and H. Wright; Baylor College of Medicine: J. Betancourt, V. Bui, D. DeSalvo, D. Gomez, K. Jake, J. Lynds, T. McCartney, A. McDonald, S. Pena, M. Pietropaolo, M. Redondo, K. Shippy, and X. Zheng; Benaroya Research Institute: L. Allen, E. Batts, T. Brown, J. Buckner, A. Dove, E. Graziano, C. Greenbaum, W. Hao, R. Harrington, D. Hefty, D. Kang, J. Klein, K. Kuhns, S. Lamola, M. Lettau, S. Lord, H. Machmer, M. McCulloch-Olson, L. Miller, J. Odegard, M. Ramey, M. Romasco, B. Russell, E. Sachter, S. Sanda, T. Scheuffele, A. Shultz, J. Snavely, M. St Marie, M. Tobin, C. Tordillos, D. Tridgell, D. VanBuecken, K. Varner, B. Vellek, H. Vendettuoli, M. Vizzutti, C. Webber, and N. Wickstrom; Billings Clinic Diabetes Center: K. Ackerman, F. Gunville, and T. Nelson; Birmingham Children's Hospital: K. Aston, T. Barrett, K. Dale, Z. Gray, M. Kershaw, L. Makusha, C. McTernan, F. Okwu, K. Penny-Thomas, and I. Surplice; Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals–NHS Trust: P. Frattaroli, A. Gihawi, S. Kanumakala, C. Laycock, R. Ramsay, L. Symes, and D. Wlazly; Canberra Hospital: F. Healy; Central Manchester University Hospitals: K. Bowden, I. Doughty, H. Haydock, K. Kennedy, V. Parker, N. Plimmer, L. Swart, and C. Wood; Centro de Diabetes y Endocrinologia Pediatrica de Puerto Rico: C. Leyva and J. Padilla, I. Rodriguez; Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland: T. Ahmad, S. Bhatia, S. Conrad, C. Egli, B. Flores, A. Higa, K. Leong, V. Ng, S. Oakes, and J. Olson; Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario: A. Blackmore, B. Bradley, T. Cooper, J. Courtney, M. Lawson, C. Richardson, and C. Watson; Children's Research Institute: J. Blind, S. Bowden, B. Bowen, K. Carter, M. Cecrle, M. Chaudhari, J. Cherko, J. Dyer, K. Ellis, J. Haines, C. Hapanowicz, D. Hardin, M. Henwood, R. Hoffman, K. Lamberjack, J. Leary, S. Lewis, R. Mhaskar, S. Rowe, L. Schoeginger, and T. Stiltner; Childrens Hospital Los Angeles: M. Bock, N. Castaneda, L. Fisher, M. Geffner, M. Gonzalez, M. Halvorson, M. Hisakado, D. Jeandron, F. Kaufman, K. Kwan, L. Marks, B. Medina, D. Miller, R. Monzavi, E. Ng, R. Parkman, C. Salazar, A. Tjauw, J. Wood, A. Woods, and Y. Xu; Childrens Hospital of New Orleans: S. Chalew, J. Daniels, R. Gomez, A. Lala, S. Layburn, M. Meyers, S. Sonnier, and S. Valley; Childrens Hospital of Orange County: N. Ayala, A. Bhangoo, S. Bowen, J. Cervisi, Y. Chase, S. Clark, M. Daniels, T. Flannery, N. Forghani, L. Humphrey, G. Krause, J. Less, S. Lester, G. Magedman, K. Montgomery, S. Preasmyer, R. Quintana, R. Randhawa, C. Reh, H. Speer, W. Stockton, F. Sutton, A. Tran, L. Trihn, K. Tu, and N. Varni; Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia: A. Ackermann, C. Capella, C. Clark, K. Gralewski, C. Hawkes, R. Kim, L. Levitt Katz, R. Liilii, O. McKenzie, K. Murphy, M. Norris, J. Orellana, B. Schwartzman, S. Sheth, R. Volpe, and S. Willi; Christchurch Diabetes Centre: F. Healy, H. Heenan, S. Hodgman, D. Kendall, F. Logan, H. Lunt, and J. Willis; Christchurch Hospital: S. Bailey, B. Darlow, J. Kerr, R. Scott, and J. Willis; Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center: N. Crimmins, D. Elder, D. Lagory, C. Schultz, M. Stamper, and T. Weis; Cleveland Clinic Foundation: D. Armbruster, J. Klein, P. Konstantinopoulus, D. Latham, T. Markle, C. Mawhorter, M. Rizk, D. Rogers, N. Schmidt, and C. Switzer; Cohen Children's Medical Center: L. Bokor, C. DeMers, M. Pellizzari, and P. Speiser; Columbia University: R. Clynes, S. Cook, G. Dinapoli, C. Eng, H. Engelman, M. Freeby, M. Gallagher, R. Gandica, R. Goland, E. Greenberg, J. Jezioro, A. Kurland, N. Leibel, E. Levine, C. Maher, D. Nieva, Z. Parra, S. Pollak, K. Pope, R. Ridder, M. Scotto, B. Softness, E. Uche, K. Williams, A. Wolk, and H. Zhang; Cotton-O’Neil Clinical Research Center: C. Burns, J. Casey, B. Doty, J. Horton, H. Moore, C. Pritchard, and A. Wynne; DuPont Hospital for Children–Nemours Children's Clinic: L. Brown, C. Cordrey, S. Dowshen, D. Doyle, G. Kidd, L. Marrs, T. Miller, G. Reeves, and C. Swenson Brousell; Dunedin Hospital: F. Healy, G. Hendry, P. Manning, J. Willis; East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust: A. Ali, H. Collier, A. Del Rio, C. Gardner, A. Logan, I. Patel, S. Ramtoola, C. Rishton, D. Robinson, and G. Whalley; East Tennessee Childrens Hospital: E. Childs, C. Dothard, K. Jordan, R. Joshi Batajoo, J. Kerrigan, D. Nickels, C. Tapiador, J. Van Audenhove, and E. Wirthwein; Eastern Maine Medical Center: C. Allen, K. Anderson, D. Michaud, K. Sadurska, and H. Snodgrass; Emory Children's Center: A. Antich, M. Brown, T. Clark-Stuart, K. Cossen, D. Fadoju, E. Felner, G. Greber, E. Ivie, M. Jenkins, L. Kwapil, K. Lindsley, A. Muir, L. Panagiotakopoulos, N. Raviele, W. Sanchez, and S. Shuler; Endocrinololgy Specialist/Greenville Health System: A. Davis, I. Gillespie, V. Kane, T. Koval, T. Manchester, S. Parker, N. Rulevitch, and S. Weber; Fremantle Hospital: F. Healy; GHS Pediatric Endocrinology: J. Amrhein, C. Frost, D. Hannah, L. Looper, E. Moreland, B. Nelson, C. Owens, J. Peggram, J. Phillips, and E. Reifeis; Governors of the University of Alberta: A. Andel, P. Arrieta, P. Bena, R. Couch, S. Deol, M. Gordon, D. Lieberman, J. Martin, R. Neiley, S. Qureshi, and G. Sadiasa; Hamilton Health Sciences: J. Baldwin, E. Helden, and K. McAssey; Harrogate District Hospital: C. Brunskill, A. Clarke, A. Collins, L. Dinning, P. Hammond, T. Idrees, H. Jones, S. Meredith, A. Moull, S. Rahman, and S. Ray; Horizon View Medical Center–Pediatric Endocrinology: S. Annillo, T. Briones, and R. Saad; Hospital District of Southwest Finland: A. Adamsson, M. Iljamo, S. Jokipuu, T. Kallio, L. Karlsson, J. Kero, M. Leppanen, E. Mantymaki, K. Nanto-Salonen, B. Nurmi, P. Rajala, M. Romo, J. Rouhiainen, E. Ruohonen, O. Simell, S. Simell, T. Simell, S. Suomenrinne, J. Toppari, M. Torma, and J. Wahlback; IWK Health Center: E. Cummings, A. Mokashi, W. Murphy, T. Pinto, K. Scott, M. Tiller; Indiana University–Riley Hospital for Children: M. Allard, J. Anders, J. Blum, B. Book, D. Cox, V. Davies, L. DeYampert, L. DiMeglio, E. Dykstra, J. Effinger, E. Eugster, C. Evans-Molina, L. Ford, J. Fuqua, N. Haddad, T. Hannon, M. Hildinger, R. Hufferd, E. Imel, B. Jagielo, A. Johnson, N. Johnson, B. Kost, C. Kruse, P. Laskowski, E. Leung, M. Mantravadi, E. Melvin, R. Mirmira, L. Mott, M. Mullen, R. Murphy, Z. Nabhan, T. Nebesio, A. Newnum, M. Nicholson-Spall, V. Patrick, J. Pfeiffer, D. Purtlebaugh, M. Rigby, J. Sanchez, E. Sims, and E. Swan; John Hunter Hospital: S. Acharya, L. Garvey, and J. Stormer; Joslin Center at SUNY Upstate Medical University: S. Bzdick, P. Conboy, S. Doolittle, R. Izquierdo, I. Sills, and R. Weinstock; Joslin Diabetes Center: C. Alleyn, D. Baidal, N. Bryant, D. Conboy, A. deManbey, S. Fay, J. Gaglia, R. Jackson, H. Jalahej, N. Koshy, S. Krishfield, M. Migre, M. Montero, T. Orban, B. Resnick, A. Ricker, S. Szubowicz, J. Turley, G. Weir, J. Wolfsdorf, and H. Zhang; Leicester Royal Infirmary: M. Balapatebendi, A. Barradell, C. Brunskill, S. Cheney, J. Greening, F. Hay, S. Hunt, S. Punniyakodi, N. Sikotra, P. Sundaram, N. Thanawala, and R. Voce; Liggins Institute Children's Research Unit: J. Biggs, A. Faherty, F. Healy, C. Jefferies, S. Mannering, R. Prentis, and J. Willis; Mater Children's Hospital: T. Baskerville, A. Cotterill, M. Harris, F. Healy, and J. Kirby; Monash Medical Centre: F. Healy; Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals: T. Cheetham, Y. Clark, K. Cullen, G. Curry, J. Dixon, N. Leech, M. Logan, C. Owens, J. Porter, V. Richardson, K. Short, E. Thomson, D. Wake, J. Wotherspoon, and L. Wynn; Norfolk & Norwich Hospital: C. Brennan, J. Ellis-Gage, L. Fear, K. Few, J. Gibbons, T. Gray, J. Hill, L. Jones, C. McNerney, S. Oakley, N. Price, S. Rajan, H. Roper, N. Thalange, and D. Tomlinson; Nottingham University Hospitals, Queens Medical Center (QMC): G. Babington, A. Coupe, L. Crate, L. Denvir, T. Gazis, Y. Hooton, P. Mansell, B. Petrova, M. Saxton, O. Silkstone, D. Spick, and S. Sudera; Ochsner Baptist Clinical Trials Unit: C. Alleyn, J. Cooper, S. Hall, M. Lizanna, P. Pandya, K. Ramsey, P. Ratti, C. Sanders, S. Stewart, and G. Uwaifo; Oregon Health Sciences University: A. Ahmann, C. Bogan, N. Cain, V. Chambers, D. DeFrang, R. Fitch, I. Guttman-Bauman, K. Hanavan, K. Jahnke, B. Klopfenstein, L. Lester, R. Muhly, L. Nicol, J. Raymond, and B. Wollam; Palm Research Center, Inc: T. Cooper, L. Cortes, A. Dingle, L. Duff, L. Elio, L. Fedorchenko, R. Goulet-Ingram, J. Gutierrez, S. Hollis, C. Hyderkhan, M. Hyderkhan, S. Kellogg, S. Klugh, D. Langarica, C. Leslie, J. Luna, D. Maceda, A. Miller, D. Nakhle, S. Nakhle, E. Neylon, M. O'Sullivan, B. Palal, S. Pedraza, S. Poynor, J. Ramiro, M. Ramos, A. Rosario, S. Sandry, K. Stricklin, N. Sushenko, P. Torres, M. Valle, N. Vernetti, and K. Westerman; Plymouth Diabetes Research Unit: S. Alvi, M. Clapham, P. English, J. Greatrex, H. Khan, A. Millward, and E. Storr; Princess Margaret Hospital: J. Dart, F. Healy, and T. Jones; Regional Health Clinical Research: D. Baldwin, J. Bruckner, C. Conroy, J. Culbertson, R. Edelen, M. Ferkovich, J. Palmer, D. Voorhees, M. Wasson, and A. Williams; Rocky Mountain Diabetes and Osteoporosis Center, PA: K. Barbieri, G. Browning, T. Coughenour, N. Heagy, H. Judge, D. Liljenquist, and M. Sulik; Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital: M. Connon; Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children: N. Abid, R. Beckett, P. Bell, C. Harvey, M. McFarland, O. McGlone, H. Tennet, and B. Wells; Royal Bournemouth Hospital: N. Beamish, D. Cavan, D. Cooke, A. Graja, M. Nation, P. Sanders, C. Vickers, J. Walker, and R. Watling; Royal Brisbane Hospital: F. Healy; Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital: S. Estcourt, A. Foden, E. Gordon, C. Harrill, J. Ireland, N. Jones, C. Moudiotis, J. Piper, L. Scaife, B. Vaidya, E. Walton-Salih, H. Whitmore, S. Wilkins, and L. Wilkinson; San Raffaele Hospital: M. Battaglia, C. Belloni, E. Bianconi, A. Bolla, R. Bonfanti, M. Bonopane, E. Bosi, M. Corti, S. Costa, L. Falqui, B. Fontana, E. Galluccio, P. Grogan, A. Laurenzi, C. Lombardoni, S. Martinenghi, F. Meschi, C. Molinari, L. Molteni, L. Monti, M. Pastore, D. Privitera, F. Ragogna, S. Spadoni, A. Stabilini, F. Vecchione, and M. Viscardi; Sanford Children's Specialty Clinic: A. Al Nofal, D. Albers, S. Austad, S. Austin, L. Bartholow, A. Brantz-Miller, M. Broadbent, J. Brosnahan, G. Cortes, C. Coyne, L. Davis-Keppen, K. Griffin, D. Hahn, K. Hanisch, D. Hanson, C. Hauge, T. Hein, J. Howard, C. Huber, J. Johnson, A. Karmazin, L. Keller, S. Kirschbaum, R. Klinghagen, B. Krabbenhoft, E. Krell, J. Meier, C. Olson, S. Prenger, C. Sandman, J. Shelso, C. Springman, M. Thompson, J. Vandermark, A. Vanveldhuizen, J. Wurgler, and A. Zimmerman; Seattle Children's Hospital: E. Alving, S. Benitez, S. Bryant, K. Cochrane, C. DiBlasi, P. Fechner, K. Gama, J. Harry, S. Jacob, S. Kearns, M. Klingsheim, S. Knutzen, A. Kong, I. Koves, B. Loots, F. Malik, E. Mano, O. Martinez, D. Nandi-Munshi, K. Ness, R. O'Connor, C. Pihoker, C. Roth, P. Salehi, S. Semana, A. Sexton, C. Taplin, and M. Yaptangco; Sheffield Children's NHS Trust Foundation: J. Bull, S. Gormley, K. Jones, K. Redfearn, J. Shackleton, H. Smith, L. Strong, L. Thomas, L. Viles, and N. Wright; Skane University Hospital (SUS): J. Akerstrom Kordel, C. Agardh, L. Ahlkvist, M. Ask, S. Berggren, H. Borg, J. Gerardsson, B. Gustavsson, R. Hakansson, M. Hansen, G. Hansson, M. Jarvirova, B. Jonsdottir, A. Katsarou, M. Kulinski, H. Larsson, A. Lernmark, A. Lind, M. Lindstrom, M. Lundgren, T. Massadakis, J. Melin, Z. Mestan, H. Mulder, C. Nilsson, A. Rosengren, F. Salami, H. Skarstrand, E. Tekum-Amboh, C. Torn, U. Ulvenhag, and A. Wimar; St Vincents Hospital: F. Healy; St Luke's Humphreys Diabetes Center: T. Arthur, M. Buchanan, C. Cardoni, R. Christensen, M. Filicetti, X. Gerrard, K. Haven, M. Ioli, J. Jackson, E. Jones, K. Kauk, B. Koehler, K. Nihill, B. Parra, N. Russell, S. Schott, L. Tawney, L. Taylor, C. Waldren, S. Watsen, and L. Whitham; Stanford University: M. Atkins, T. Aye, L. Bachrach, B. Baker, K. Barahona, B. Berry, B. Buckingham, C. Chau, S. Crossen, D. DeSalvo, O. Espinoza, T. Esrey, R. Kumar, T. Ly, L. Nally, P. Patel, H. Seeley, A. Shah, S. Shah, A. Soto, M. Stenerson, and D. Wilson; Sutter Institute for Medical Research: Y. Kioroglo, C. Mann, N. Marlen, U. Nadgir, K. Olsen-Wilson, and G. Prakasam; Technischen Universitat Munchen: M. Bunk, R. Chmiel, F. Fischer, A. Gavrisan, F. Haupt, M. Heinrich, M. Herbst, S. Hivner, A. Hofelich, M. Holzmaier, Y. Kriesen, N. Lagoda, S. Loebner, N. Maison, E. Mau, C. Peplow, R. Puff, C. Ramminger, C. Sebelefsky, M. Walter, K. Warncke, A. Ziegler, and S. Zillmer; Children's Hospital at Westmead: F. Healy; Children's Mercy Hospital: G. Babar, J. Bedard, K. Bloom, J. Broussard, C. Bruce, J. Cernich, M. Clements, T. Clifton, E. Craig, A. Drees, R. Duprau, M. Feldt, A. Fridlington, S. Goodman, K. Hess, L. Hester, C. Huseman, A. Karmazin, E. Kim, A. King, K. Kover, T. Luetjen, K. Martin, R. McDonough, W. Moore, T. Musick, K. Newman, C. Nichols, K. Peterson, S. Raman, N. Reddig, S. Swiderski, P. Tong, A. Turpin, A. Turpin, F. Ugrasbul, D. Watkins, S. Weigel, M. Whisenhunt, J. Wierson, R. Wilcox, D. Wolfe, P. Zacharko, and J. Zebley; Childrens Hospital, Buffalo: C. Albini, K. Bethin, R. Borowski, J. Buchlis, M. Ecker, H. Elsinghorst, S. Fourtner, L. Gartner, E. Gorman, A. House, K. Kraengel, A. Krolczyk, I. Majumdar, A. Marrone, L. Mastrandrea, S. Michalovic, W. Musial, T. Quattrin, M. Russell, L. Rychlicki, T. Shelat, B. Shine, J. Sickau, E. Van Der Kloet, and B. Young; Hospital for Sick Children: B. Ahenkorah, D. Balmer, M. Bedford, J. Cevallos, K. Chapman, S. De Lima, T. Duong, L. Eisel, J. Fiset, J. Harrington, R. Kovalakovska, M. Mehan, H. Nguyen, B. Perro, M. Ricci, M. Ricci, A. Roode, M. Sriskandarajah, R. Steger, F. Sultan, and D. Wherrett; Janeway Child Health and Rehabilitation Centre: R. Aslanov, C. Crummell, D. Hagerty, L. Newhook, S. Penney, and J. Stokes; Montreal Children's Hospital: V. Gagne, D. Laforte, and C. Polychronakos; Royal Children's Hospital: F. Healy; University of Oklahoma: J. Beck, K. Copeland, M. George, S. Larson, J. Less, C. Lopez, A. Roof, J. Schanuel, D. Sparling, and J. Tryggestad; UMass Memorial Medical Center: M. Lee, and B. Shaw; USF Diabetes Center: C. Bobik, S. Bollepalli, R. Brownstein, F. Diamond, E. Eyth, D. Henson, P. Iyer, V. Jorgensen, J. Martin, J. Norman, J. O'Brian, H. Rodriguez, D. Shulman, L. Smith, J. Steinbrueck, A. Terry, and S. Tindell; University of Texas Health Science Center: A. Garza, C. Grohman, D. Hale, J. Kral, R. Tragus, and D. Word; University Hospitals Birmingham: T. Barrett, S. Holloway, B. Lighton, R. Morgan, P. Narendran, and D. Smith; University of Arizona Pediatric Endocrinology: M. Ambrose, C. Chin, G. Durazo, Z. Gonzalez-Garcia, M. Gordon, M. Hollis, R. Senguttuvan, C. Stuehm, M. Wheeler; University of Bristol, UK: R. Aitken, P. Bingley, H. Castleden, N. Farthing, T. Hughes, S. Loud, C. Matthews, J. McGee, A. Morgan, P. Munoz, J. Pollitt, C. Pope, C. Rouquette, and B. Thorne; University of British Columbia: S. Baynham, S. Gardiner, D. Genereaux, C. Jantzen, J. Lai, P. Lutley, B. Mammon, J. Membreve, D. Metzger, K. Morrison, D. Nguyen, C. Panagiotopoulos, C. Ronsley, A. Roston, and J. Suen; University of California-San Francisco: M. Abalos, S. Adi, M. Anderson, G. Auerback, A. Berhel, E. Bomberg, K. Breen, J. Buchanan, A. Cook, A. Erkin:Cakmak, C. Ferrara, S. Fields, Z. Finney, K. Fraser, A. Gerard:Gonzalez, S. Ghods, S. Gitelman, L. Hamid, C. Hamilton, L. Hawkins, R. Honrada, A. Huang, A. Jain, P. Jossan, K. Ko, N. Larocque, B. Lilley, R. Long, D. Ludwig, R. Lustig, E. Ly, A. Malik, A. Melaku, S. Moassesfar, A. Mugg, D. Ng, D. Ng, C. O'Brien, E. Perez, S. Phelps, P. Prahalod, E. Ramos, M. Rangel Lugo, and T. Rodriguez; University of California-San Diego: A. Arao, C. Demeterco-Berggren, J. Duong, M. Gottschalk, M. Hashiguchi, T. Kelly, M. Marinkovic, N. Marois, R. Newfield, S. Phillips, and D. Rosenblum; University of Cambridge: N. Abdullah, D. Dunger, A. Gilbert, C. Guy, E. Hendricks, J. May, C. O'Brien, B. Salgin, A. Thankamony, N. Vyse, A. Watts, K. Whitehead, L. Whitehead, R. Willemsen, R. Williams, and D. Wingate; University of Chicago: N. Devine, G. Gannon, T. Grant, L. Letourneau, E. Littlejohn, M. Norstrom, T. O'Malley, and L. Philipson; University of Florida: A. Abraham, E. Agustin, A. Albanese-O'Neill, S. Beltz, M. Clare-Salzler, G. Cole, R. Cook, R. Coy, J. Ferguson, R. Ferguson, M. Haller, E. Hicks, J. Hosford, L. Jacobsen, M. Johnson, D. Kahler, N. Kerr, R. Kimsey, A. Lucas, C. Meehan, G. Paguio, H. Rohrs, D. Schatz, M. Smith, J. Thomas, P. Towe, D. White, W. Winter, and C. Zimmerman; University of Helsinki: J. Hamalainen, T. Harkonen, S. Helander, M. Hero, M. Hirvasniemi, K. Isoaho, S. Jaminki, L. Joutsjoki, P. Kalliola, M. Kararic, M. Knip, K. Koski, M. Koski, M. L. Koski, M. Koskinen, J. Kytola, T. Laamanen, M. Latva-Koivisto, S. Laurinen, T. Mustila, M. Nyblom, I. Ollila, M. Pekkola, K. Salonen, J. Selvenius, S. Siljamaki, H. Siljander, S. Snygg, H. Suomalainen, A. Suomi, and A. Tuomaala; University of Iowa, Children's Hospital of Iowa: J. Cabbage, J. Coffey, T. Hobbs, K. Johnson, M. Martin, S. Rosazza, M. Tansey, and E. Tsalikian; University of Louisville Pediatric Endocrinology: A. Deuser, M. Foster, G. Pierce, L. Rayborn, M. Rodriguez-Luna, H. Rush, and K. Wintergerst; University of Manitoba: E. Bloomfield, D. Catte, H. Dean, H. Ferens, L. Kerr, B. Kozak, R. Maharaj, S. Marks, L. Minuk, K. Rossum, K. Sneesby, T. Stierman, A. Sucharov-Benarroch, S. Taback, V. Woo, and A. Yakimoski; University of Miami: G. Allende, L. Arazo, R. Arce, D. Baidal, C. Blaschke, J. Marks, D. Matheson, A. Pugliese, N. Sanders-Branca, and I. Snowhite; University of Michigan Health System: C. Burant, M. Chen, A. Haddad, W. Herman, H. Hooks, C. Martin, R. Menon, M. Pietropaolo, S. Pietropaolo, C. Plunkett, R. Pop-Busui, A. Soleimanpour, J. Surhigh, I. Thomas, and M. Wood; University of Minnesota: A. Bartyzal, T. Christianson, N. Flaherty, G. Forlenza, C. Gibson, A. Halper, T. Halvorsen, E. Hamdoun, H. Helms, C. Kwong, C. Lee, J. Leschyshyn, D. Luke, J. McVean, T. Moran, B. Nathan, B. Nelson, T. Omann, B. Pappenfus, B. Parchem, K. Storo, A. Street, M. Sunni, M. Tafuri, N. Vang, and D. Weingartner; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: C. Hart; University of Pittsburgh: D. Becker, K. DeLallo, A. Diaz, B. Elnyczky, D. Groscost, N. Hecht Baldauff, P. Hoffmann, H. Ismail, M. Klein, V. Lamm, I. Libman, K. McDowell, V. Minshall, B. Pasek, K. Riley, C. Shelleby, L. Sigmund, M. Smith, E. Tas, M. Trucco, and C. Yates; University of Rochester: H. Artman, B. Johnson, N. Jospe, A. Miller, and C. Orlowski; University of South Carolina, School of Medicine: M. Jackson, B. Johnson, L. Knight, L. Szadek, B. Thompson, and G. Welnick; University of Tennessee/Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare: H. Al-Zubeidi, S. Bansal, M. Bissler, L. Carroll, J. Cockroft, D. Dourisseau, R. Ferry, C. Foster, T. Johnson, N. Kassim, K. Lee, B. Logan, G. Mazhar, D. McCommon, A. Moisan, M. Parish, C. Sands, S. Sinha, L. Smith, A. Thomas, L. Thompson, J. Trzil, and N. Wilson; University of Texas Southwestern: L. Green, T. Harden, R. Kreymer, A. Mohan, M. Pruneda, P. Raskin, J. Richard, L. Schnurr-Breen, O. Smith, D. Sturges, N. Torres, and L. Ziemian; University of Utah: M. Allred, S. Baker, T. Calder, P. Dansie, D. Donaldson, C. Foster, E. Garcia, K. Jarrett, J. Langvardt, M. Lener, K. Lusted, M. Murray, L. Reynolds, H. Slater, D. Thompson, K. Underlin, L. Vickers, and K. Wheeler; University of Virginia Health System: H. Madison, J. Puskaric, and C. Solorzano; University of Western Ontario: L. Bere, C. Clarson, P. Gallego, M. Lovell, J. Mahon, J. McCallum, and R. Stein; Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Clinic: B. Babington, K. Barnes, M. Black, A. Bremer, F. Brendle, A. Brown, B. Dixon, E. Frazier, A. Gregg, D. Moore, G. Mountz, K. Olayinka, E. Pittel, A. Robertson, W. Russell, K. Shah, A. Shannon, J. Thomas, and S. Yoder; Virginia Commonwealth University: T. Anderson, D. Bailey, D. Basnet, M. Branch, G. Bruce, G. Francis, S. Hagan, G. Henderson, M. Khandan-Barani, T. King, T. Le, J. Lemmons, M. Miller, L. Nesgoda, M. Penn, J. Schmid, R. Shankar, M. Usry, and E. Wickham; WakeMed Children’s Diabetes and Endocrinology: W. Banks, H. Brown, M. Constantino, J. Hutson, G. Kellum, W. Lagarde, M. Lewis, H. Lockemer, T. McLaughlin, M. Piszczak, S. Reif, and T. Vanderploeg; Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research: E. Andaloro, C. Breen, P. Colman, N. Dalgleish, S. Fourlanos, S. Gellert, L. Harrison, F. Healy, E. Hong, C. Hsieh, S. Mesfin, E. Mohammed, L. Redl, K. Watson, and J. Wentworth; Washington University: L. Henson, L. Levandoski, and N. White; Wellington Hospital: P. Cresswell, H. Faherty, A. Gould, F. Healy, J. Krebs, C. Maister, C. Ross, and E. Wiltshire; Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide: S. Beresford, S. Campbell, L. Cortis, J. Couper, A. Cranwell, J. Fairchild, F. Healy, and K. Richichi; and Yale University School of Medicine: O. Abdelghany, L. Feldman, N. Forbes, K. Herold, Y. Huang, K. Kunze, L. Rink, J. Sherr, R. Sherwin, W. Tamborlane, S. Weinzimer, A. Wurtz, N. Yama, and L. Young.
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Additional Contributions: We thank the clinical research associates for this study: Courtney Henderson, BS (University of South Florida), previously Nichole Reed, MS, MA (University of South Florida), and Cristina Burroughs (University of South Florida). These roles were supported by TrialNet grant funds.
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