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Efficacy and Safety of Lixisenatide Versus Placebo on Top of Basal Insulin and/or Oral Antidiabetic Treatment in Older Type 2 Diabetic Patients (GetGoal-O)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2015 by Sanofi
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First received: February 22, 2013
Last updated: February 4, 2015
Last verified: February 2015

Primary objective:

- To evaluate the effect of lixisenatide versus placebo over a period of 24 weeks on glycemic control, as evaluated by HbA1c reduction, in older type 2 diabetes patients (T2DM) who are inadequately controlled with their current anti-diabetic treatment regimen.

Main secondary objective:

- To assess the safety and tolerability of lixisenatide compared to placebo in older T2DM patients (including occurrence of documented (Plasma Glucose PG < 60 mg/dL) symptomatic hypoglycemia and gastrointestinal side effects).

Other secondary objectives:

  • To assess the effect of lixisenatide compared to placebo after 24-week treatment on:

    • Fasting plasma glucose (FPG)
    • During liquid standardized breakfast meal challenge test : 2 hour- PPG and Plasma Glucose Excursion
    • 7-point Self-monitored plasma glucose (SMPG) profile
    • Body weight
    • Change in total daily dose of basal insulin (if taken)
    • Percentage of patients requiring rescue therapy
    • Safety and tolerability
  • To assess lixisenatide pharmacokinetic profile
  • To assess anti-lixisenatide antibody development.

Condition Intervention Phase
Type 2 Diabetes
Drug: lixisenatide (AVE0010)
Drug: placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, 2-arm Parallel-group, Multicenter, 24 Week Study Assessing the Safety and Efficacy of Lixisenatide in Older Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Inadequately Controlled on Their Current Diabetes Treatment Regimen

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in HbA1c [ Time Frame: week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) [ Time Frame: week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in 2-hour PPG and plasma glucose excursions (2-hour postprandial plasma glucose - FPG) during the liquid standardized breakfast meal test from baseline [ Time Frame: week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in 7-point Self-Monitored plasma glucose (SMPG) profile (i.e, the average and each time point of the 7 points) from baseline [ Time Frame: week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in body weight from baseline [ Time Frame: week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in total daily basal insulin dose from baseline for patients taking basal insulin [ Time Frame: week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Percentage of patients requiring rescue therapy during the 24-week double-blind treatment period [ Time Frame: week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Documented (PG <60 mg/dl) symptomatic hypoglycemia (percentage of subjects with at least one episode, number of events per patient-year) [ Time Frame: week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Severe hypoglycemia [ Time Frame: week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Gastrointestinal side effects [ Time Frame: week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 340
Study Start Date: June 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: lixisenatide
lixisenatide selfinjected subcutaneously once a day before breakfast on top of basal insulin and/or other allowed oral antidiabetic therapy. Starting dose will be 10μg, then increased to the 20μg maintenance dose after 2 weeks.
Drug: lixisenatide (AVE0010)

Pharmaceutical form:solution for injection (disposable self injector)

Route of administration: subcutaneous injection

Placebo Comparator: placebo
Placebo of lixisenatide selfinjected subcutaneously once a day before breakfast on top of basal insulin and/or other allowed oral antidiabetic therapy.
Drug: placebo

Pharmaceutical form:solution for injection (disposable self injector)

Route of administration: subcutaneous injection

Detailed Description:

Approximately 31 weeks including 24 week treatment period


Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria :

  • Older patients, aged 70 years and above, with T2DM inadequately controlled on their current anti-diabetic pharmaceutical treatment regimen
  • Signed written informed consent

Exclusion criteria:

  • At screening HbA1c ≤7.0% or >10% (Acknowledging that the threshold of 7% may not be appropriate for all older patients and that this is the responsibility of the investigator to include the patient based on an individual evaluation of the expected benefits of better glycemic control versus risk of hypoglycemia)
  • At screening patients on both basal insulin and sulfonylurea or basal insulin and meglitinides
  • At screening FPG >250 mg/dL (>13.9 mmol/L)
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus or history of ketoacidosis within one year prior to the screening visit.
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus diagnosed less than 1 year prior to screening
  • Anti-diabetic treatment not at a stable regimen or initiated within the last 3 months prior to screening
  • Treatment within the 3 months preceding the screening with other antidiabetic agent than allowed background therapy. Allowed therapy includes metformin, sulfonylurea [except glibenclamide >10mg, glicazide >160mg], meglitinides [except repaglinide >6mg], pioglitazone and basal insulin and should follow local product circulars and labeling restrictions for the study population. .
  • Patients who have been on an approved or an investigational GLP-1 medication (exenatide, liraglutide, lixisenatide or others)
  • History of severe hypoglycemia associated with symptoms unawareness or results in unconsciousness/coma/seizure in the 6 months prior to screening
  • BMI <22 or >40 kg/m²
  • Malnutrition assessed clinically by the investigator or any sub-investigator and by MNA-SF score <12 in countries (the judgment of the investigator prevails on questionnaires scores)
  • Cognitive disorder and dementia assessed clinically by the investigator or any sub investigator and by MMSE score <24 (the judgment of the investigator prevails on questionnaires scores), or any neurologic disorder that will affect the patient's ability to participate in the study
  • Patient who have an eGFR (using the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease {MDRD} formula <30ml/min/1.73m2
  • Patients with severe or uncontrolled disease, or any clinically significant abnormality identified on physical examination or investigational clinical procedure that, in the judgment of the investigator or any sub-investigator, would preclude safe completion of the study or constrains efficacy assessment
  • Laboratory findings at the time of screening:

    • Amylase and/or lipase: >3 times the upper limit of the normal (ULN) laboratory range
    • ALT or AST >3 times ULN
    • Calcitonin >20 pg/mL (5.9 pmol/L)
  • Clinically relevant history of gastrointestinal disease associated with prolonged nausea and vomiting, including (but not limited to): gastroparesis, unstable (ie, worsening) and not controlled (ie, prolonged nausea and vomiting) gastroesophageal reflux disease within 6 months prior to screening
  • History of unexplained pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatectomy, stomach/gastric surgery, inflammatory bowel disease
  • Personal or immediate family history of medullary thyroid cancer or genetic conditions that predisposes to medullary thyroid cancer (eg, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes)

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

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01798706

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United States, California
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La Jolla, California, United States, 92037
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Norwalk, California, United States, 90650
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Saarlouis, Germany, 66740
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Kongsvinger, Norway, 2212
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Oslo, Norway
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Stavanger, Norway, 4095
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Krakow, Poland, 31-024
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Poznan, Poland, 61-665
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Ruda Slaska, Poland, 41-709
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Szczecin, Poland, 70-506
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Cape Town, South Africa, 7530
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Somerset West, South Africa, 7130
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Alcira, Spain, 46600
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Clinical Sciences & Operations Sanofi
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Responsible Party: Sanofi Identifier: NCT01798706     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EFC12703, 2012-003292-19, U1111-1132-9156
Study First Received: February 22, 2013
Last Updated: February 4, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration processed this record on March 03, 2015