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A Study of the Current Medical Practice and Outcomes in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in an Office Setting (MK-0431-199) (SIRTA)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier:
First received: August 2, 2011
Last updated: August 26, 2015
Last verified: August 2015
The purpose of this study is to collect information of the risk profile of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, their treatment concerning meeting the guidelines for treatment of diabetic patients type 2 published by the Deutsche Diabetes Gesellschaft (DDG) on October 13, 2008

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Standardized Non-interventional Register Investigating the Daily Clinical Practice for the Treatment of Patients With Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (SIRTA)

Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline for Mean Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1C) [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of Observation (up to Month 6) ]
    Change from baseline was defined as mean HbA1c baseline value minus the mean HbA1c end of observation value.

  • Change From Baseline for Mean Fasting Blood Glucose (FBG) [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of Observation (up to Month 6) ]
    Change from baseline was defined as mean FBG baseline value minus mean FBG end of observation value.

Enrollment: 1523
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
All Enrolled Participants


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus being treated in an office setting with metformin at the individual maximal tolerated dose (at least four weeks on stable dose) and had a resultant HbA1c >6.5% were selected for this study. The first five eligible participants per site with type 2 diabetes mellitus and treatment with metformin were to be enrolled.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in whom treatment with metformin in

the individual maximal tolerated dose (at least four weeks on stable dose) resulted in

HbA1c >6.5%

- No contraindication or intolerability to metformin

Exclusion Criteria:

- Currently being administered a combination therapy for the treatment of their Type 2 diabetes

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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT01409213     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0431-199
Study First Received: August 2, 2011
Results First Received: December 15, 2011
Last Updated: August 26, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017