Observational Study to Evaluate the Safety While Using Levemir®

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 19, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 19, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novo Nordisk A/S

Brief Summary:
This study is conducted in Africa. The aim of this observational study is to evaluate the incidence of serious adverse drug reactions while using insulin Levemir® under normal clinical practice conditions in Egypt.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Diabetes Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Drug: insulin detemir

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 3593 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Observational, Safety Study in Subjects Using Insulin Detemir for the Treatment of Insulin Dependent Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Study Start Date : July 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2008

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
A Drug: insulin detemir
Start dose and frequency to be prescribed by the physician as a result of the actual clinical evaluation
Other Name: Levemir®

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of serious ADRs incl. major hypoglycemias [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of serious adverse events [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks ]
  2. Number of all adverse events [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks ]
  3. Weight changes [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks ]
  4. HbA1c [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks ]
  5. Subgroup analysis of hypoglycemias [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks ]
  6. Number of all hypoglycemic events [ Time Frame: in the 4 weeks preceding the visits at 12 weeks and 24 weeks. ]
  7. Variability in fasting Blood Sugar and average plasma glucose levels [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Type 1 or 2 diabetes patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • After the physician decision has been made to use insulin detemir, any subject with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes mellitus is eligible for the study, including newly-diagnosed subjects who have never received insulin or an insulin analogue before. The selection of the subjects will be at the discretion of the individual physician.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who are unlikely to comply with protocol, e.g., uncooperative attitude, inability to return for the final visit;
  • Subjects currently being treated with insulin detemir;
  • Subjects who previously enrolled in this study
  • Subjects with a hypersensitivity to insulin detemir or to any of the excipients
  • Pregnancy, breast-feeding, the intention to become pregnant or judged not to be using adequate contraceptive measures. (Adequate contraceptive measures are an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives and barrier methods)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00701155

Giza, Egypt, 0020
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Global Clinical Registry (GCR, 1452) Novo Nordisk A/S

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier: NCT00701155     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NN304-1953
First Posted: June 19, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 19, 2016
Last Verified: February 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Insulin Detemir
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs