The Efficacy and Safety Study in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (SUNSHINE)

This study has been completed.
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First received: May 28, 2012
Last updated: December 31, 2015
Last verified: December 2015
The efficacy and safety study of saxagliptin 5mg, once daily for 24 weeks in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Non-Insulin-Dependent
Drug: Saxagliptin
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Single Arm, Cohort Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Saxagliptin 5mg, Once Daily for 24 Weeks, in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Absolute Change From Baseline in Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) [ Time Frame: Weeks 6, 12, and 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluation after 24 weeks oral administration of saxagliptin treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled with diet and exercise or with metformin in addition to diet and exercise.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion (%) of Patients Achieving HbA1c <7% [ Time Frame: Weeks 6, 12, and 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline in Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) [ Time Frame: Weeks 6, 12, 18, and 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline in 2-hour Postprandial Plasma Glucose (2h-PPG) [ Time Frame: Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 2165
Study Start Date: November 2012
Study Completion Date: May 2014
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Open label
Saxagliptin, oral 5mg once a day(Q. D.)
Drug: Saxagliptin
oral, 5 mg once a day (Q.D.)
Other Name: Onglyza

Detailed Description:
A multicenter, single arm, cohort study to evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of saxagliptin 5mg, once daily for 24 weeks, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who are treatment naive or who have inadequate glycaemic control on metformin alone

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Provision of informed consent prior to any study specific procedures Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
  • Men or women who are >18 years of age at time of consenting upon Visit 1
  • HbA1c >7.5% and ≤11.0% Patients should be drug naive or treated with metformin alone on stable doses of for at least continues 8 weeks prior to Visit 1
  • Drug naive patients are defined as patients who have not received medical treatment for diabetes (insulin and/or oral hypo)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding patients
  • Insulin therapy within one year of enrolment (with the exception of insulin therapy during a hospitalization or use in gestational diabetes)
  • Previous treatment with any DPP-IV inhibitors or GLP-1 analogue
  • History of administration of any antihyperglycemic therapy (other than metformin) during the 8 weeks prior to Visit 1(12 weeks for previous TZD)
  • Treatment with systemic glucocorticoids other than replacement therapy
  • Inhaled, local injected and topical use of glucocorticoids is allowed
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01608724

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Baotou, China
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Beijing, China
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Benxi, China
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Changchun, China
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Chengdu, China
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Chongqing, China
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Dalian, China
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Dongguan, China
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Foshan, China
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Fuzhou, China
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Guangzhou, China
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Guiyang, China
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Haikou, China
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Hangzhou, China
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Hhht, China
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Hubei, China
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Jimo, China
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Jinan, China
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Kunming, China
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Linyi, China
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Nanjing, China
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Nantong, China
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Qingdao, China
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Shanghai, China
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Shantou, China
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Shenyang, China
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Shiyan, China
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Suzhou, China
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Taiyuan, China
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Tianjin, China
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Urumqi, China
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Wenzhou, China
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Wuhan, China
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Wuxi, China
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Xian, China
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Zhanjiang, China
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Zhengzhou, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Simon Fisher AstraZeneca
  More Information

Responsible Party: AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT01608724     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D1680L00008 
Study First Received: May 28, 2012
Results First Received: May 14, 2015
Last Updated: December 31, 2015
Health Authority: China: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Type 2 DM

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Dipeptidyl-Peptidase IV Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Hypoglycemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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