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Insulin Glargine During and After the Period of Fasting in Ramadan

This study has been completed.
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Sanofi Identifier:
First received: November 24, 2005
Last updated: June 7, 2011
Last verified: June 2011

Primary Objectives :

  • To compare the number of hypoglycaemic events (severe, symptomatic, asymptomatic, nocturnal) in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin glargine (Lantus®) and glimepiride (Amaryl®), before, during and after the period of fasting in Ramadan.

Secondary Objectives :

  • To assess glycaemic control before, during and after Ramadan in terms of HbA1c, FBG, and 8-point blood glucose profile (FBG and 8-point blood glucose profile will be collected with a blood glucose monitor through a monthly patient diary).
  • To assess the relationship between hypoglycaemia events during Ramadan and blood glucose control prior and during Ramadan.
  • To assess patient satisfaction
  • To document adverse events (all serious adverse events, non serious adverse events) throughout the study (all events will be collected through the monthly patient diary).

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Drug: Insulin glargine Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation (Safety and Efficacy) of Treatment With Insulin Glargine and Glimepiride in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Before, During and After the Period of Fasting in Ramadan

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hypoglycaemic events (severe, symptomatic, asymptomatic, nocturnal) before, during and after Ramadan
  • Glycemic control before, during and after Ramadan in terms of HbA1c, FBG, 8-point blood glucose profile
  • All other adverse events before, during and after Ramadan
  • Patient satisfaction before, during and after Ramadan.

Estimated Enrollment: 450
Study Start Date: May 2005
Study Completion Date: February 2006
Primary Completion Date: February 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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Main criteria are listed hereafter:

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with Type 2 Diabetes mellitus (but without history of ketoacidosis);
  • BMI > 25 and < 40 kg/m2;
  • Willingness to participate and to fast during Ramadan;
  • Patients should be either:

    • Insulin naïve patients
    • Patients already receiving insulin

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy (as determined by pregnancy blood test at inclusion visit)
  • Breast- feeding
  • Women of childbearing potential who do not have adequate contraceptive protection
  • Need for treatment during the study period with medications that may interfere with the study protocol
  • Treatment with any investigational drug (only if in trial) in the last 3 months before entry into the study
  • History of drug or alcohol abuse
  • Severe and unbalanced diabetic retinopathy
  • Clinically relevant cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, neurological, endocrine, hematological or other major systemic diseases that may interfere with the study protocol or complicate the interpretation of study results
  • Night shift workers
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00258804

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Patrick SINNASSAMY, MD Sanofi
  More Information

Responsible Party: Medical Affairs Study Director, sanofi-aventis Identifier: NCT00258804     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HOE901_4055
Study First Received: November 24, 2005
Last Updated: June 7, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Insulin, Globin Zinc
Insulin Glargine
Hypoglycemic Agents
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