CPDPC16-04: Evaluation of a mixed meal test for Diagnosis and characterization of Type 3c diabeTes mellitus secondary to pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis (DETECT)

Study Overview

Diabetes mellitus is a common condition which is defined by persistently high blood sugar levels. This is a frequent problem that is most commonly due to type 2 diabetes. However, it is now recognized that a small portion of the population with diabetes have an underlying problem with their pancreas, such as chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, as the cause of their diabetes. Currently, there is no test to identify the small number of patients who have diabetes caused by a primary problem with their pancreas.The goal of this study is to develop a test to distinguish these various causes of diabetes. To accomplish this goal, we will enroll a range of patients. Most of the patients enrolled for these groups will have developed diabetes within the last 3 years, but we will also enroll a small number of patients with longterm diabetes and normal blood sugars for comparison.

Study Description

The goal of this study is to develop a test to discriminate T3cDM from T2DM.

Additional Information

Participants will be compensated for their participation.

  • IRB Number: 1707548968 (GI-CPDPC-MATHER-DETECT)
  • Research Study Identifier: TX8515
  • Principal Investigator: Kieren Mather, MD

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