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Exercise-Facilitated NeuroRehabilitation in Diabetic Neuropathy

This study is currently Recruiting

October 2011 By Department of Veterans Affairs

First Recieved on August 6, 2009

Last Updated on October 19, 2011

Sponsor: Department of Veterans Affairs
Collaborators:
Information provided by: Department of Veterans Affairs
Identifier: NCT00955201

Purpose

This study will determine the type and combination of exercise needed to rehabilitate the neuro-compromised diabetic Veteran. Guided exercise protocols may prove to be practical therapeutic options for the prophylactic management of diabetic subjects with neuropathy.

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: - Clinical diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus - stable blood glucose control - clinical findings consistent with length-dependent sensorimotor polyneuropathy, stage N2a Exclusion Criteria: - foot ulceration - unstable heart disease - co-morbid conditions limiting exercise - disorders of the central nervous system causing weakness or sensory loss - received treatment with medications known to have neuropathy as a prominent side effect including vincristine, vinblastine, cis-platin, and paclitaxel - medical conditions that may be associated with neuropathies such as alcoholism, liver disease, kidney disease, toxic exposure, vitamin deficiency, autoimmune disorders, cancer, or hypothyroidism

Investigators

  • Investigator: Evan Stubbs - Principal Investigator - Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital

Locations

  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

    Hines, Illinois 60141-5000 United States

Conditions related to this trial:

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