Observational Study to Observe the Safety of Levemir® Treatment in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novo Nordisk A/S
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: August 13, 2008
Last updated: October 28, 2014
Last verified: October 2014
This observational study is conducted in Europe. The study aims to observe the incidence of serious adverse drug reactions in subjects with type 2 diabetes during Levemir® treatment.

Condition Intervention
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Drug: insulin detemir

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Safety of Levemir® (Insulin Detemir) Treatment in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of serious adverse drug reactions, including major hypoglycaemic events [ Time Frame: After 26 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of all hypoglycaemic events [ Time Frame: at 12 weeks and 26 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Number of all adverse drug reactions [ Time Frame: after 12 and 26 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • HbA1c [ Time Frame: at 12 and 26 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Variability in fasting plasma glucose (FPG) values and average FPG levels at visits [ Time Frame: at 12 and 26 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Weight changes [ Time Frame: at 12 and 26 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 314
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
A Drug: insulin detemir
Start dose and frequency as well as dose alterations to be determined by the physician according to normal clinical evaluation
Other Name: Levemir®


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients aged 18 or above, with type 2 diabetes, who together with their physician, have decided to switch to Levemir® from human basal insulin treatment

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Any patient with type 2 diabetes
  • Currently treated with basal human insulin therapy (basal only or in combination with oral glucose lowering drugs or other insulin)
  • Selection of patients will be at the discretion of the treating physician after the decision to prescribe one of the study products to the patient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known or suspected allergy to study product(s) or related products.
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding or intention of becoming pregnant within the next 6 months
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00735501

Copenhagen S, Denmark, 2300
Stockholm, Sweden, 182 88
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
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00735501     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NN304-1938 
Study First Received: August 13, 2008
Last Updated: October 28, 2014
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Medicines Agency
Sweden: Medical Products Agency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 27, 2016