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Superiority of Glimepiride Over Sitagliptin in Naive Type 2 Diabetes Patients (SUMER)

This study has been completed.
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Sanofi Identifier:
First received: August 11, 2009
Last updated: November 26, 2010
Last verified: November 2010

Primary Objective:

To determine the superiority of glimepiride over sitagliptin in the reduction of HbA1c after 6 months of treatment in patients with monotherapy until the end of the trial.

Secondary Objective:

To evaluate the effect of glimepiride compared to sitagliptin in:

Glucose in fasting conditions; Postprandial glucose; Percentage of patients with HbA1c < 7% and < 6.5%; Symptomatic Hypoglycemia; Body weight; Percentage of withdrawal and percentage of patients with rescue therapy; Safety (adverse events and serious adverse events, hypoglycemia, vital signs and laboratory results).

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Open, Randomized, 24 Weeks Study to Evaluate the Superiority of Glimepiride Over Sitagliptin for the Treatment of naïve Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • HbA1c [ Time Frame: at baseline, week 12 and week 24 ]
  • Fasting and postprandial glucose [ Time Frame: at baseline, week 2, 4, 12 and 24 ]

Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: glimepiride
The initial dose is 2 mg once a day. At week 2, the dose can be increased to 4 mg once a day according to the titration. At week 4 and 12, the dose can be increased from 2 mg to 4 mg or from 4 mg to 6 mg according to the titration.
Pharmaceutical form: 2 mg and 4 mg tablets Route of administration: oral
Active Comparator: sitagliptin
100 mg once a day. The dose will not be titrated.
Pharmaceutical form: 100 mg tablets Route of administration: oral


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • Subject naïve to treatment
  • HbA1c > 8.5 up to 11 %
  • Lipid lowering therapy, antihypertensive, hormonal substitutes, thyroid hormone substitutes, and contraceptives are allowed as long as they are kept at a stable dosing

Exclusion criteria:

  • Treatment with any oral antidiabetics or insulin
  • Known type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnant or breast feeding women
  • Ketoacidosis history
  • History of sensitivity to any of the active substances
  • Renal dysfunction : serum creatinine > or = 1.5 mg/dL in male subjects > or = 1.4 mg/dL in female subjects
  • Liver impairment (ALT, AST > 3-fold the upper limit of normal range)
  • Systemic corticosteroid treatment 3 months prior to study or during the study
  • Drug or alcohol abuse history
  • Patients with history of acute coronary syndrome, cerebrovascular events/transient ischaemic attack in the last three months
  • Presence of any condition (medical, psychological, social or geographic) current or previously seen that according to Investigators judgment jeopardizes the safety or restricts the participation of the patient during the study
  • Neoplasias

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00957060

Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Col. Coyoacan, Mexico
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Judith Diaz Sanofi
  More Information

Responsible Party: Trial Transparency Team, sanofi-aventis Identifier: NCT00957060     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GLIME_L_04140
Study First Received: August 11, 2009
Last Updated: November 26, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Sitagliptin Phosphate
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Dipeptidyl-Peptidase IV Inhibitors
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors processed this record on April 21, 2017