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Test of the Efficacy and Safety of Insulin Glulisine Injected Subcutaneously in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (PORTAL 1)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: August 25, 2009
Last Update Posted: July 17, 2012
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Primary Objective:

To evaluate the efficacy and the safety of insulin glulisine in type I Diabetes Melittus (DM) patients

Secondary Objective:

To evaluate the insulin glulisine doses To assess the patient satisfaction

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Drug: INSULIN GLULISINE (HMR1964) Drug: INSULIN GLARGINE Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicentre, Open, Non-randomised Controlled Phase IV Clinical Trial of Efficacy and Safety for Insulin Glulisine Injected Subcutaneously in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Using Also Insulin Glargine

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean change in Glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean Glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]
  • Mean Fasting Blood Glucose and mean Post Prandial Glycemia [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]
  • Number of documented symptomatic hypoglycaemic episodes [ Time Frame: From week 0 to week 12 ]
  • Mean dose and mean dose change of insulin glulisine, basal glulisine and total insulin from baseline [ Time Frame: week 12 ]
  • Mean change of Fasting Blood Glucose and Post Prandial Glycemia [ Time Frame: From week 0 to week 12 ]

Enrollment: 68
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: APIDRA + LANTUS basal
The 2 first weeks, patients will receive subcutaneous injection of Insulin Glulisine and Insulin Glargine once daily in hospital. The rest of the treatement is to be take at home until week 12

Pharmaceutical form:

APIDRA 100U/ml flacon for the titration period in the hospital APIDRA 100U/ml solution for injection in cartridge in OptiSet

Route of administration:

3-4 subcutaneous injections per day


Pharmaceutical form:

LANTUS 100U/ml solution for injection in cartridge

Route of administration:

Once daily subcutaneous injection in the evening


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus who need insulin basal+ bolus regimen
  • 6.5 <=HbA1c <= 11% at visit 1
  • BMI <35 kg/m²
  • Provision of signed and dated informed consent prior to any study procedures
  • Ability and willingness to complete study diaries and questionnaires
  • Demonstrated ability to use the self-glucose-monitoring device, and to self-inject insulin
  • A negative pregnancy test for all females of childbearing potential.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Hypersensitivity to insulin Glulisine, insulin Glargine or one of their excipients
  • Pregnant women
  • Active proliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • Impaired hepatic or renal function

The above information is not intended to contain all considerations relevant to a patient's potential participation in a clinical trial.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00964574

Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Minsk, Belarus
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Natallia Zhyhaila Sanofi
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sanofi
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00964574     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: APIDR_L_02483
First Submitted: August 24, 2009
First Posted: August 25, 2009
Last Update Posted: July 17, 2012
Last Verified: July 2012

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 glulisine
Insulin Glargine
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs