Effect of a Medium Chain Triglyceride Supplemented Diet on Cognitive Function and Brain Activation in Type 1 Diabetes.


Hypo-unawareness | Type 1 Diabetes.

What is the purpose of this trial?

Insulin treatment often causes the blood glucose levels to fall too low (hypoglycemia). Hypoglycemia can be associated with confusion and disorientation as well as other symptoms such as palpitations, sweating and tremors. Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) can be used as a fuel in the brain during low blood sugar levels and therefore may prevent or reduce some of the confusion and disorientation seen during hypoglycemia. We would like to determine if a diet supplemented with medium chain triglycerides can improve cognitive function during hypoglycemia, diabetes control and also look at brain activity.

Participation Guidelines

18 Years - 55 Years

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Yale University
January 2012
Last Updated:
June 16, 2014
Study HIC#:

Clinicaltrials.gov ID: NCT01315171