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Nashville, Tennessee 37232


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to determine if either hypoglycemia or exercise cause differential responses in muscle and skin sympathetic nerve activity.


Study summary:

The body has defensive responses to correct low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). A vital component of this response is release of glucagon and activation of the sympathetic nervous system, which provides the means for raising blood glucose levels towards normal. We can measure circulating hormones indicating the level of these responses, but additionally, sympathetic nervous system responses can be measured directly. We can measure the sympathetic nerve activity that controls blood flow to muscles (MSNA) and blood flow and sweating to skin (SSNA). The purpose of this study is to determine if either hypoglycemia or exercise cause differential responses in muscle and skin sympathetic nerve activity. We would also like to determine what the sympathetic response is to cycling exercise with insulin and normal blood sugar. Therefore, we would like to test the sympathetic responses to insulin with normal blood glucose, hypoglycemia, and during exercise bouts and normal blood glucose, with or without insulin.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - 36 Healthy male and female subjects (18 males and 18 females) aged 18-40 yr - All potential volunteers will have routine blood test to screen for hepatic, renal, and hematological abnormalities - Body mass index ≤30kg · m-2 - Normal bedside autonomic function - Female volunteers of childbearing potential will undergo HCG pregnancy test at screening and again on the study day. Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnant women - Subjects unable to give voluntary informed consent - Subjects on anticoagulant drugs or anemic - Subjects with a recent medical illness - Subjects with a history of hypertension, heart disease or cerebrovascular disease - Subjects with known liver or kidney disease - Subjects with recent weight loss or consuming a low carbohydrate diet


NCT ID:

NCT00608348


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Stephen N. Davis, MD
Vanderbilt University


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Nashville, Tennessee 37232
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 25, 2018

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