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Comparison of Two Pen Systems in Patients With Diabetes Treated With Insulin

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier:
First received: December 4, 2007
Last updated: January 18, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
This trial is conducted in Europe. The aim of this trial is to compare two insulin delivery pens in the everyday life setting of patients with diabetes treated with insulin.

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Delivery Systems
Device: NovoPen™ 4
Device: NovoPen® 3
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label, Multi-centre, Multi-national, Comparative, Randomised, Cross-over Trial Evaluating Preference as Well as Performance, Acceptance, Handling and Safety of NovoPen™ 4 (MS236) Versus NovoPen 3® in Insulin Treated Diabetic Patients

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Further study details as provided by Novo Nordisk A/S:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluation of overall pen preference [ Time Frame: after 12 weeks of treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • HbA1c
  • Adverse device effects
  • Adverse events

Enrollment: 208
Study Start Date: August 2003
Study Completion Date: February 2004
Primary Completion Date: February 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus for at least 12 months
  • Adults at least 18 years
  • Children/adolescents between 9-18 years
  • HbA1c lesser than or equal to 11.0%

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known or suspected alcohol or drug abuse
  • Patients who are not able to read the user manual (may wear glasses if needed)
  • Hypoglycaemic unawareness as judged by the investigator
  • Visual and/or dexterity impairments as judged by the investigator
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00569998

Novo Nordisk Investigational Site
Wien, Austria, 1090
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Wien, Austria, A 1090
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Köln, Germany, 50858
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Leverkusen, Germany, 51373
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München, Germany, 81377
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Speyer, Germany, 67346
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St. Ingbert, Germany, 66386
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Völklingen, Germany, 66333
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Catania, Italy, 95122
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Palermo, Italy, 90127
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Parma, Italy, 43100
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Roma, Italy, 00165
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Torino, Italy, 10144
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Almere, Netherlands, 1315 RA
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Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1081 HV
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Den Haag, Netherlands, 2512 VA
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Heerlen, Netherlands, 6419 PC
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Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3015 GD
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Veldhoven, Netherlands, 5504 DB
United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom, BT12 6BE
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Belfast, United Kingdom, BT37 9RH
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Leeds, United Kingdom, LS9 7TF
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Sidcup, United Kingdom, DA14 6LT
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Global Clinical Registry (GCR, 1452) Novo Nordisk A/S
  More Information

Additional Information:
Kolaczynski M, Chayer D. NovoPen® 4: perceived as superior in handling and acceptance versus HumaPen® Ergo and OptiPen® Pro in patients and healthcare professionals. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics 2005; 7 (2): 390
Goke B, Gamba S, Erdtsieck RJ, Gilbey S, Schober E, Lytzen L, Kolaczynski M. NovoPen 4 offers superior performance, handling and acceptance compared with NovoPen 3 in insulin-treated diabetes patients. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics 2005; 7 (2): 379-380

Responsible Party: Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier: NCT00569998     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MS236-1544
Study First Received: December 4, 2007
Last Updated: January 18, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on April 21, 2017