The Contribution of Incretin Hormones to the Amelioration of Glucose Metabolism After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass


About this study

The study is being undertaken to understand how a gastric bypass can affect a subject's diabetes even prior to their losing significant amounts of weight. The hypothesis of this study is that increased glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) secretion explains the amelioration in insulin secretion after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) surgery.

Participation eligibility

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus or impaired fasting glucose concentration of > 110 mg/dL
  • Subjects registered to receive a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects taking thiazolidinediones
  • Subjects with active systemic illness
  • Subjects with active microvascular or macrovascular complications of their diabetes
  • For female subject: positive pregnancy test at the time of enrollment in study

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Adrian Vella, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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