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Efficacy and Safety of Insulin Aspart vs. Human Insulin During Pregnancy by Women With Type 1 Diabetes

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: August 17, 2006
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novo Nordisk A/S

This trial was conducted in Europe, Middle East, North America and South America.

The aim of this trial was to compare the use of an intensified insulin treatment with insulin aspart (NovoRapid®) versus human insulin (Actrapid®) in pregnancy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Drug: human insulin Drug: insulin aspart Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomised, Parallel-group, Open-label, Multinational Trial Comparing the Safety and Efficacy of Insulin Aspart (NovoRapid®) Versus Human Insulin (Actrapid®), Used in a Multiple Injection Regimen, in the Treatment of Pregnant Women With Type 1 Diabetes, Focusing on Maternal Hypoglycaemia and Pregnancy Outcomes

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Further study details as provided by Novo Nordisk A/S:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Relative risk of major maternal hypoglycaemia [ Time Frame: after 24 hours ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Relative risk of major and minor hypoglycaemia
  • Diabetic complications
  • Obstetric complications
  • Other Adverse Events

Enrollment: 419
Study Start Date: September 2002
Study Completion Date: April 2005
Primary Completion Date: April 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Treated with insulin for at least 12 months
  • Either plan to become pregnant in the immediate future, willing to undertake pre pregnancy counselling, and has a screening HbA1c lesser than or equal to 12.0%, or
  • Pregnant with normal singleton pregnancy, gestational age for at least 10 weeks at the time of randomisation, confirmed by ultrasound scan.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous birth of child with a major congenital malformation
  • More than 2 previous multiple miscarriages or stillbirths
  • Severe hyperemesis gravidarum, requiring hospitalisation, according to Investigator judgement
  • Subjects being treated for infertility
  • Proliferative retinopathy or maculopathy requiring acute treatment
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Impaired renal, hepatic or cardiac function
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00365170

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Global Clinical Registry (1452, GCR) Novo Nordisk A/S
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Additional Information:

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Novo Nordisk A/S
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00365170     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ANA-1474
First Submitted: August 10, 2006
First Posted: August 17, 2006
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2016
Last Verified: December 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Insulin, Globin Zinc
Insulin degludec, insulin aspart drug combination
Insulin Aspart
Insulin, Long-Acting
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs