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Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist

Semaglutide for Prediabetes Post-GDM (SWEET Trial)

Phase 4
Recruiting
Led By Elizabeth Sutton, PhD
Research Sponsored by Woman's
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Female
18 - 45 years old (inclusive)
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up after 24 weeks of full-dose treatment
Awards & highlights
Drug Has Already Been Approved
Pivotal Trial

SWEET Trial Summary

This trial will test whether semaglutide 1mg can help postpartum women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) to return to normal blood sugar levels, where there are currently no effective pharmacological options.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for women aged 18-45 who have had gestational diabetes in their most recent pregnancy, are 6-36 months postpartum, overweight (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2), and not currently pregnant or breastfeeding. They must be willing to standardize their diet before testing and maintain physical activity levels. Exclusions include allergies to the medication, certain medical conditions like thyroid cancer or heart failure, use of specific drugs affecting glucose levels, and substance abuse.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests whether semaglutide (Ozempic®) can help women with abnormal blood sugar levels after childbirth return to normal glucose levels. Participants will either receive Ozempic® or a placebo without active medication. The goal is to find an effective treatment option that could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes later on.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Semaglutide may cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, decreased appetite which might lead to weight loss. Some people might also experience changes in insulin sensitivity or allergic reactions.

SWEET Trial Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

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I am female.
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I am between 18 and 45 years old.
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I gave birth between 6 and 36 months ago.
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I use long-term birth control or have had my tubes tied.
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My blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diabetes.

SWEET Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~after 24 weeks of full-dose treatment
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and after 24 weeks of full-dose treatment for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Regression to normoglycemia
Secondary outcome measures
Change in HbA1c
Change in body weight

Awards & Highlights

Drug Has Already Been Approved
The FDA has already approved this drug, and is just seeking more data.
Pivotal Trial
The final step before approval, pivotal trials feature drugs that have already shown basic safety & efficacy.

SWEET Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Placebo Group
Group I: Semaglutide Pen Injector (Ozempic)Experimental Treatment1 Intervention
Weekly injections of semaglutide for 8 months total (2 months of titration; 6 months of full dose- 1mg/week)
Group II: PlaceboPlacebo Group1 Intervention
Weekly injections of placebo for 8 months total
Treatment
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Semaglutide Pen Injector [Ozempic]
2021
Completed Phase 4
~90

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Woman'sLead Sponsor
17 Previous Clinical Trials
1,379 Total Patients Enrolled
Novo Nordisk A/SIndustry Sponsor
1,493 Previous Clinical Trials
2,381,352 Total Patients Enrolled
Elizabeth Sutton, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorWoman's Hospital, Louisiana

Media Library

Semaglutide Pen Injector [Ozempic] (Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT04873050 — Phase 4
Prediabetes Research Study Groups: Semaglutide Pen Injector (Ozempic), Placebo
Prediabetes Clinical Trial 2023: Semaglutide Pen Injector [Ozempic] Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT04873050 — Phase 4
Semaglutide Pen Injector [Ozempic] (Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT04873050 — Phase 4

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What is the uppermost limit for participants in this experiment?

"Affirmative. The information accessible on clinicaltrials.gov supports the fact that this research is actively looking for participants, having been posted on January 13th 2022 and recently modified on January 25th 2022. They require 102 volunteers from 1 site to take part in their trial."

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Has the FDA sanctioned Ozempic for therapeutic use?

"Our team at Power has assessed that semaglutide pen injector [Ozempic] is a highly safe medication, scoring 3 on the 1-3 scale. This decision was based on the fact Ozempic is formally approved for use during Phase 4 trials."

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Is this the inaugural scientific investigation of its kind?

"Ozempic has been subject to 58 ongoing clinical trials located in 55 countries and 772 cities since the initial Phase 4 Trial sponsored by Novo Nordisk A/S which concluded with 1387 participants back in 2018. Since then, 123 other studies have been conducted for this pen injector drug."

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Does this clinical trial cater to individuals aged fifty and above?

"This trial is geared towards individuals aged 18 to 45, with 19 clinical trials for minors and 203 specifically targeting patients above the age of 65."

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Is it feasible for me to be included in this research study?

"This medical trial is looking to enrol 102 people, aged between 18 and 45 years old with impaired glucose tolerance. Candidates must also be female, have a body mass index of 25 kg/m2 or greater, used long-acting reversible contraception or had bilateral tubal ligation; their fasting glucose should lie within 100 - 125mg/dL (inclusive) and the two hour postprandial value needed for inclusion in this study lies between 140 - 199 mg/dL. Furthermore, participants are expected to maintain physical activity levels throughout the duration of the trial as well as standardize dietary intake for three days prior to an oral glucose"

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Are there still available slots for those interested in participating in this research?

"Right. According to clinicaltrials.gov, this medical study – which was first listed on January 13th 2022 – is actively recruiting participants for the trial. The research plans to enrol 102 patients at one centre."

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To what therapeutic purpose is Ozempic primarily prescribed?

"Semaglutide Pen Injector [Ozempic] is a popular medication for chronic weight management. Additionally, this drug can be beneficial in addressing other issues such as dietary restriction, physical activity regimens and comorbid conditions connected to obesity."

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Are there any other experiments that have investigated the efficacy of Semaglutide Pen Injector [Ozempic]?

"A total of 58 clinical trials are currently underway to investigate the effectiveness of Semaglutide Pen Injector [Ozempic], 27 of which have progressed to Phase 3. Though the majority are conducted in Loma Linda, California, there is a grand total of 3907 sites hosting studies for this treatment."

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~37 spots leftby May 2025