Comparison of NPH Insulin and Insulin Detemir in Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier:
First received: February 13, 2007
Last updated: November 20, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

This trial is conducted in Europe.

The aim of this research is to compare the efficacy and safety of treatment with NPH insulin and insulin detemir. You will be treated with either insulin detemir or NPH insulin once or twice daily as basal insulin. Additionally you will receive insulin aspart as bolus insulin

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Drug: insulin detemir
Drug: insulin NPH
Drug: insulin aspart
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Efficacy and Safety Comparison of Insulin Detemir vs. NPH Insulin in Children and Adolescents Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Glycosylated Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) [ Time Frame: after 52 weeks of treatment ]
    Glycosylated haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) measured after 52 weeks of treatment and analysed by central laboratory.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Subjects Reporting Adverse Events [ Time Frame: from week -2 to week 52 ]

    Number of subjects reporting adverse events during the trial (from week -2 to week 52).

    For details, please refer to the adverse events section.

  • Observed Insulin Antibody Values [ Time Frame: at 0 and 52 weeks ]
    Observed insulin antibody values for insulin detemir specific antibodies, insulin aspart specific antibodies and insulin detemir/insulin aspart cross-reacting antibodies.

Enrollment: 348
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: insulin detemir
insulin detemir + insulin aspart
Drug: insulin detemir
s.c. injection, once or twice daily.
Drug: insulin aspart
s.c. injection, at main meals.
Experimental: NPH insulin
NPH insulin + insulin aspart
Drug: insulin NPH
s.c. injection, once or twice daily.
Drug: insulin aspart
s.c. injection, at main meals.


Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Insulin detemir naive
  • Type 1 diabetes for at least 12 months
  • HbA1c lesser than or equal to 11.0%

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Significant concomitant diseases
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00435019

Varna, Bulgaria, 9010
Czech Republic
Praha 5, Czech Republic, 15006
Glostrup, Denmark, 2600
Oulu, Finland, 90029
Paris, France
Budapest, Hungary
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
Skopje, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of, 1000
Warszawa, Poland
Russian Federation
Moscow, Russian Federation, 119049
Istanbul, Turkey, 111
United Kingdom
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Global Clinical Registry (GCR, 1452) Novo Nordisk A/S
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier: NCT00435019     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NN304-1689  2006-000051-18 
Study First Received: February 13, 2007
Results First Received: November 3, 2009
Last Updated: November 20, 2014

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
Isophane insulin, beef
Insulin Detemir
Insulin Aspart
Insulin, Long-Acting
Isophane Insulin, Human
Insulin, Isophane
Hypoglycemic Agents
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