Condition category
Nutritional, Metabolic, Endocrine
Date applied
13/02/2015
Date assigned
16/03/2015
Last edited
16/03/2015
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Ongoing
Recruitment status
Recruiting

Plain English Summary

Background and study aims
The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System is a new system for measuring glucose levels and is CE marked and marketed within the UK. The aim of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of the system for people with diabetes, especially those who take insulin.

Who can participate?
Adults aged 18 and over who have type 1 or 2 diabetes.

What does the study involve?
Participants will wear the Sensor according to labelling instructions. The data is transferred and stored in the Reader memory by regular scanning of the Sensor by the participants. Each study event will aim to recruit 36 participants across approximately three UK sites. Once a study event is complete another one will commence, on a continuing basis. Each participant will be in the study for up to fifteen days. Participants will wear a FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System for 14 days while going about their daily activities. Participants will perform four BG fingerstick readings per day for each day of Sensor wear using the built-in test strip port in the Reader to allow evaluation of Sensor accuracy. During Visit 1 participants will provide demographic data, their height and weight will be recorded. Participants will be trained on how to use the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System. They will also be instructed to scan the Sensor with the Reader immediately after they do a fingerstick test. Participants will return to the clinic on day 15 where their Sensors will be scanned prior to removal and the data uploaded. This is the end of their study participation. The data will subsequently be analysed at Abbott Diabetes Care.

What are the possible benefits and risks of participating?
This study gives participants the opportunity to use flash glucose monitoring as a way of managing their diabetes, which may be of benefit.
There are risks associated with the use of any device that punctures the skin. FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System uses a delivery applicator that places the Sensor ½ cm (or 1/5 inch) into the skin. The participant may experience some mild or moderate symptoms associated with the Sensor insertion or the adhesive used to keep the Sensor in place. These include redness, swelling, rash, itching, bruising, pain and bleeding. Blood glucose testing on the Reader may require a few drops (less than 1/100 teaspoon) of blood per day. The risks are the same as the participants' current blood glucose testing. It may hurt when the lancet goes into the skin; this could produce bruising and a small scar, which could last for several weeks plus there is a low risk of infection. There are similar small risks with the collection of a blood sample for the HbA1c blood test, plus possible dizziness. The amount of blood taken for this test (if one is required) will be up to about 1-2 teaspoons.

Where is the study run from?
Three hospitals in the UK: Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and metabolism (OCDEM), Oxford, The Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich, and Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton.

When is the study starting and how long is it expected to run for?
From January 2015 to December 2024.

Who is funding the study?
Abbott Diabetes Care Ltd (UK).

Who is the main contact?
Dr Pamela Reid

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Public

Primary contact

Dr Pamela Reid

ORCID ID

Contact details

Range Road
Witney
OX29 0YL
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

ADC-UK-PMS-14020, IRAS Project ID: 161804

Study information

Scientific title

Performance Check of the Abbott FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System: a multi-centre prospective open single arm study

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The study is to evaluate the accuracy of the Abbott FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, designed for testing of blood glucose for people with diabetes, especially those who take insulin.

Ethics approval

NRES Committee West Midlands - South Birmingham, 17/11/2014, REC Reference: 14/WM/1136

Study design

Multi-centre (3 UK sites) prospective open single arm

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Non randomised study

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Other

Patient information sheet

Condition

Diabetes mellitus

Intervention

Participants will wear a FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System for 14 days.
Participants will also perform four fingerstick readings per day for each day of Sensor wear using the built-in test strip.

Intervention type

Device

Phase

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Accuracy performance of the Abbott FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System compared to capillary fingerstick blood glucose values (FreeStyle Optium blood glucose test strips) using the consensus error grid. For all primary and secondary outcomes, the data is generated during the Sensor wear period (up to 14 days) during which the participant measures their blood glucose (BG) at least 4 times a day with corresponding Sensor scans. The data recorded in the Reader will be uploaded at visit 2 (day 15) and subsequently transferred to Abbott Diabetes Care (ADC) for analysis. The primary outcome will be measured by calculating the proportion of paired Sensor and BG values within each zone of the Consensus Error Grid.

Secondary outcome measures

1. Precision within Sensor lot estimated by calculating the coefficient of variation of Sensor slopes. Slopes will be calculated for each sensor by standard linear regression of Sensor Glucose vs. BG.
2. Relationship between HbA1c levels and glycaemic variability, determined from Sensor glucose values.
For all primary and secondary outcomes, the data is generated during the Sensor wear period (up to 14 days) during which the participant measures their blood glucose (BG) at least 4 times a day with corresponding Sensor scans. The data recorded in the Reader will be uploaded at visit 2 (day 15) and subsequently transferred to Abbott Diabetes Care (ADC) for analysis.

Overall trial start date

13/01/2015

Overall trial end date

22/12/2024

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Aged 18 or over
2. Have type 1 or type 2 diabetes
3. Be self-testing their blood glucose levels at least twice per day
4. Be able to follow the instructions provided to him/her by the study site and perform all study tasks as specified by the protocol, in the investigator’s opinion
5. Be available for all study visits
6. Be willing to provide written informed consent

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

Each study event will aim to recruit 36 participants (30 minimum). Ten study events can occur per year, therefore, a total of up to 360 participants will be recruited per year, with the protocol end date in December 2024, there will be up to 3600 participants recruited in this study protocol.

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Participated in the same study event
2. Be a member of the site staff
3. Have a known allergy to medical grade adhesive
4. Be pregnant or planning to become pregnant within the study event duration
5. Have skin abnormality at the application sites
6. Have a pacemaker or any other neuro stimulators
7. Have concomitant medical condition which in the investigator’s opinion could interfere with the study or present a risk to the safety or welfare of the participant or study staff

Recruitment start date

23/01/2014

Recruitment end date

22/12/2024

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Solent NHS Trust
SO16 4XE
United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
IP4 5PD
United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
OX3 9DU

Sponsor information

Organisation

Abbott Diabetes Care Ltd

Sponsor details

Range Road
Witney
OX29 7NT
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Industry

Website

Funders

Funder type

Industry

Funder name

Abbott Diabetes Care Ltd

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Following study completion, results are expected to be submitted for publication. The purpose of this study is to monitor the ongoing analytical performance of the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System as part of a post-market surveillance program and therefore would be published as such in accordance with the primary/secondary endpoints described.

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Available on request

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes