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Comparison of NN1250 Versus Insulin Glargine in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes (BEGIN™)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00982644
First Posted: September 23, 2009
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novo Nordisk A/S
Results First Submitted: October 14, 2015  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: None (Open Label);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Conditions: Diabetes
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Interventions: Drug: insulin degludec
Drug: insulin glargine

  Participant Flow
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Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
The trial was conducted at 166 sites in 12 countries: Austria (6 sites), Belgium (5 sites), Canada (17 sites), Czech Republic (5 sites), Denmark (6 sites), Finland (6 sites), France (7 sites), Germany (16 sites), Norway (8 sites), Serbia (5 sites), Spain (9 sites) and United States (76 sites). Some subjects did not enrol in the extension period.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
All subjects who completed the 52-week main trial (NN51250-3579, NCT00982644) and when found to be eligible for the extension trial, were offered to participate in the 52-week extension trial (NN1250-3643). The total duration of treatment was up to 104 weeks (52 weeks + 52 weeks).

Reporting Groups
  Description
IDeg OD Insulin degludec (IDeg) was given subcutaneously (s.c) once daily (OD) with the main evening meal in combination with metformin with or without DPP-IV inhibitors. IDeg was given for 52 weeks in the main period and for another 52 weeks in the extension period.
IGlar OD Insulin glargine (IGlar) was given subcutaneously (s.c) once daily (OD), according to the local labelling in combination with metformin with or without DPP-IV inhibitors. IGlar was given for 52 weeks in the main period and for another 52 weeks in the extension period.

Participant Flow for 2 periods

Period 1:   Main: Week 0 to 52 (NN1250-3579)
    IDeg OD   IGlar OD
STARTED   773   257 
Full Analysis Set   773   257 
Exposed   766 [1]   257 
COMPLETED   607   197 
NOT COMPLETED   166   60 
Adverse Event                20                5 
Lack of Efficacy                7                2 
Protocol Violation                46                18 
Withdrawal criteria                9                5 
Unclassified                84                30 
[1] 7 subjects were withdrawn prior to exposure to trial products

Period 2:   Extension: Week 53 to 104 (NN1250-3643)
    IDeg OD   IGlar OD
STARTED   551 [1]   174 [2] 
COMPLETED   505   154 
NOT COMPLETED   46   20 
Adverse Event                12                5 
Lack of Efficacy                3                1 
Protocol Violation                2                4 
Withdrawal criteria                6                3 
Unclassified                23                7 
[1] Fifty-six subjects did not continue into extension trial
[2] Twenty-three subjects did not continue into extension trial



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
IDeg OD Insulin degludec (IDeg) was given subcutaneously (s.c) once daily (OD) with the main evening meal in combination with metformin with or without DPP-IV inhibitors. IDeg was given for 52 weeks in the main period and for another 52 weeks in the extension period.
IGlar OD Insulin glargine (IGlar) was given subcutaneously (s.c) once daily (OD), according to the local labelling in combination with metformin with or without DPP-IV inhibitors. IGlar was given for 52 weeks in the main period and for another 52 weeks in the extension period.
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   IDeg OD   IGlar OD   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 773   257   1030 
Age 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 59.3  (9.7)   58.7  (9.9)   59.1  (9.8) 
Gender 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
     
Female      302  39.1%      90  35.0%      392  38.1% 
Male      471  60.9%      167  65.0%      638  61.9% 
Glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) 
[Units: Percentage of glycosylated haemoglobin]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 8.2  (0.8)   8.2  (0.8)   8.2  (0.8) 
Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) 
[Units: mmol/L]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 9.6  (2.6)   9.7  (2.6)   9.7  (2.6) 


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Main Trial (Primary Endpoint): Change in Glycosylated Haemoglobin (HbA1c) After 52 Weeks of Treatment   [ Time Frame: Week 0, Week 52 ]

2.  Primary:   Extension Trial (Primary Endpoint): Rate of Confirmed Hypoglycaemic Episodes   [ Time Frame: Week 0 to Week 104 + 7 days follow up ]

3.  Primary:   Extension Trial (Primary Endpoint): Rate of Nocturnal Confirmed Hypoglycaemic Episodes   [ Time Frame: Week 0 to Week 104 + 7 days follow up ]

4.  Primary:   Extension Trial (Primary Endpoint): Rate of Treatment Emergent Adverse Events (AEs)   [ Time Frame: Week 0 to Week 104 + 7 days of follow up ]

5.  Secondary:   Main Trial (Secondary Endpoint): Rate of Confirmed Hypoglycaemic Episodes   [ Time Frame: Week 0 to Week 52 + 7 days follow up ]

6.  Secondary:   Extension Trial (Secondary Endpoint): Change in Glycosylated Haemoglobin (HbA1c) After 104 Weeks of Treatment   [ Time Frame: Week 0, Week 104 ]

7.  Secondary:   Main Trial (Secondary Endpoint): Mean of 9-point Self Measured Plasma Glucose Profile (SMPG) at Week 52   [ Time Frame: Week 52 ]

8.  Secondary:   Extension Trial (Secondary Endpoint): Mean of 9-point Self Measured Plasma Glucose Profile (SMPG) at Week 104   [ Time Frame: Week 104 ]

9.  Secondary:   Main Trial (Secondary Endpoint): Rate of Nocturnal Confirmed Hypoglycaemic Episodes   [ Time Frame: Week 0 to Week 52 + 7 days follow up ]


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The agreement is:
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Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Public Access to Clinical Trials
Organization: Novo Nordisk A/S
e-mail: clinicaltrials@novonordisk.com


Publications of Results:

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Responsible Party: Novo Nordisk A/S
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00982644     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT01193309
Other Study ID Numbers: NN1250-3579
2008-005776-27 ( EudraCT Number )
U1111-1111-8692 ( Other Identifier: WHO )
2009-015754-38 ( EudraCT Number )
U1111-1114-9426 ( Other Identifier: WHO )
First Submitted: September 22, 2009
First Posted: September 23, 2009
Results First Submitted: October 14, 2015
Results First Posted: November 13, 2015
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2017