Fallucca, 199627822 young patients newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes
Aged 12–25 years
Intervention started from the third week since the onset of the disease
Studied every 6 months for 18 months
  1. insulin and gliclazide 160 mg/24 hours
  2. insulin and placebo
Plasma glucose
Insulin need
Insulin need was the same in the 2 groups for time 0 but thereafter it steadily decreased in the gliclazide group, becoming at 6, 12 and 18 months respectively 54%, 42% and 39% that of the placebo group, these differences were statistically significantly (p < 0.003, p < 0.001 and p < 0.001 respectively)
No statistically significant difference in the metabolic control (glycated haemoglobin and plasma glucose p > 0.05 for all time periods) between the 2 groups
The gliclazide group had statistically significantly higher C-peptide levels, which was about double those of the placebo group (p < 0.003)
No description of how randomisation took placeRCT, single blindIb

From: Evidence tables

Cover of Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes: Diagnosis and Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Young People.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 15.2.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
London: RCOG Press; 2004 Sep.
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