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A Survey to Evaluate Diabetes Management, Control, Chronic Complications, Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetic Subjects in Taiwan (DiabCare Asia)

This study has been completed.
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Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier:
First received: April 23, 2009
Last updated: July 17, 2012
Last verified: July 2012

This study is conducted in Asia. The aim of this observational study is to evaluate the current status of diabetes management, control, and complications in diabetic subjects in Asia.

Condition Intervention
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Other: No treatment given

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: DiabCare Asia 2008. A Cross-Sectional Survey to Evaluate Diabetes Management, Control, Complications, Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetic Patients in Asia & To Evaluate Perceptions and Practices of Physicians & Patients About Diabetes Management in Asia.

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean age of onset of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus [ Time Frame: at baseline visit/study start ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mean duration of treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. [ Time Frame: at baseline visit/study start ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Percentage of patients on Insulin and Oral Anti-Diabtetics Drug (OADs) therapy, respectively [ Time Frame: at baseline visit/study start ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mean duration of diabetes in type 1 and type 2 patients respectively [ Time Frame: at baseline visit/study start ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mean FPG (fasting plasma glucose),PPG (post prandial glucose) and HbA1c of diabetic patients. [ Time Frame: at baseline visit/study start ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Percentage of diabetic patients with HbA1c target below 7.0% and below 6.5%, respectively [ Time Frame: at baseline visit/study start ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Percentage of diabetic patients having dyslipidemia and hypertension, cardiovascular complications, peripheral vascular disease, diabetic nephropathy and diabetic eye complications, respectively [ Time Frame: at baseline visit/study start ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patients' perception will be analysed through Patient questionnaire measuring: Psychological well-being, Quality of life and Patients' compliant to treatment [ Time Frame: at baseline visit/study start ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Physician perception of diabetes and its management will be analysed through physician questionnaire measuring awareness about: HbA1c test and its goal, anti-diabetic treatment, barriers towards optimum diabetes control [ Time Frame: at baseline visit/study start ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Duration of diabetes associated with highest number of diabetic complications [ Time Frame: at baseline visit/study start ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Minimum duration of diabetes associated with 10% incidence of diabetic complications (CVD, Nephropathy and retinopathy) [ Time Frame: at baseline visit/study start ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Capillary or venous blood will be drawn for analysing HbA1c.

Enrollment: 2370
Study Start Date: May 2009
Study Completion Date: September 2009
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
A Other: No treatment given
Subject will only fill out a questionaire when entering the observational study.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients with diabetes mellitus (both type 1 and type 2) being treated at general hospitals, diabetes clinics and referral clinics will be selected according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetic patients registered in the particular centre for more than 12 months
  • Patients should have visited the centre at least once in the last 3-6 months apart from the initial visit
  • Patients willing to sign informed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Repetition of any patient as patients should not be included twice for any reason
  • Unwilling to participate or unable to comply with protocol requirements
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00887874

Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Angela Lee, MD Novo Nordisk Pharma Ltd.
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Public Access to Clinical Trials, Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier: NCT00887874     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: INS-3722
Study First Received: April 23, 2009
Last Updated: July 17, 2012
Health Authority: Taiwan: Bureau of Pharmaceutical Affairs

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Autoimmune Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on March 03, 2015