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

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01006291
First Posted: November 2, 2009
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novo Nordisk A/S
  Purpose
This trial is conducted in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. The aim of this clinical trial is to compare NN1250 (insulin degludec (IDeg) with insulin glargine (IGlar) in patients with type 2 diabetes. Subjects treated with oral antidiabetic drug(s) (OAD(s)) should continue their current OAD treatment at the stable, prerandomisation dose level and dosing frequency.

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Drug: insulin degludec Drug: insulin glargine Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 26 Week Randomised, Controlled, Open Label, Multicentre, Multinational, Three-arm, Treat to Target Trial Comparing Efficacy and Safety of Three Different Dosing Regimens of Either Soluble Insulin Basal Analogue (SIBA) or Insulin Glargine With or Without Combination With OAD Treatment, in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (BEGIN™ : FLEX)

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Glycosylated Haemoglobin (HbA1c) [ Time Frame: Week 0, Week 26 ]
    Change from baseline in HbA1c after 26 weeks of treatment


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean of 9-point Self Measured Plasma Glucose Profile (SMPG) [ Time Frame: Week 26 ]
    Mean of SMPG after 26 weeks of treatment. Plasma glucose measured: before breakfast, 90 minutes after start of breakfast, before lunch, 90 minutes after start of lunch, before dinner, 90 minutes after start of dinner, before bedtime, at 4 am and before breakfast.

  • Rate of Confirmed Hypoglycaemic Episodes [ Time Frame: Week 0 to Week 26 + 7 days follow up ]
    Rate of confirmed hypoglycaemic episodes per 100 patient years of exposure (PYE). Confirmed hypoglycaemic episodes consisted of severe hypoglycaemia as well as minor hypoglycaemic episodes. Severe hypoglycaemic episodes are defined as requiring assistance to administer carbohydrate, glucagon, or other resuscitative actions. Minor hypoglycaemic episodes are defined as able to treat her/himself and plasma glucose below 3.1 mmol/L.

  • Rate of Nocturnal Confirmed Hypoglycaemic Episodes [ Time Frame: Week 0 to Week 26 + 7 days follow up ]
    Rate of nocturnal confirmed hypoglycaemic episodes per 100 patient years of exposure (PYE). Confirmed hypoglycaemic episodes consisted of severe hypoglycaemia as well as minor hypoglycaemic episodes. Severe hypoglycaemic episodes are defined as requiring assistance to administer carbohydrate, glucagon, or other resuscitative actions. Minor hypoglycaemic episodes are defined as able to treat her/himself and plasma glucose below 3.1 mmol/L. Nocturnal hypoglycaemic episodes are defined as occurring between 00:01 and 05:59 a.m.


Enrollment: 687
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: IDeg OD FF Drug: insulin degludec
Injected s.c. (under the skin) once daily (alternative regimen). Dose was individually adjusted.
Experimental: IDeg OD Drug: insulin degludec
Injected s.c. (under the skin) once daily. Dose was individually adjusted.
Experimental: IGlar OD Drug: insulin glargine
Insulin glargine injected s.c. (under the skin) once daily. Dose was individually adjusted.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus (diagnosed clinically) for at least 6 months
  • Current treatment: oral anti-diabetic drug(s) (OAD(s)) alone, basal insulin alone or the combination of OAD(s) and basal insulin. Allowed OADs are: Metformin, insulin secretagogues (sulphonylureas (SU) or glinides), pioglitazone with unchanged dosing for at least 3 months prior to Visit 1
  • HbA1c: OADs only users 7.0-11.0 % (both inclusive), basal insulin with/without OADs users 7.0-10.0% (both inclusive) by central laboratory analysis
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) below or equal to 40.0 kg/m^2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cancer and medical history of cancer hereof
  • Use within the last 3 months prior to Visit 1 of: glucagon-like peptide-1(GLP-1) receptor agonist (exenatide, liraglutide), rosiglitazone, dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) inhibitors, alpha-glucosidase-inhibitors
  • Cardiovascular disease, within the last 6 months prior to Visit 1, defined as: stroke; decompensated heart failure New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III or IV; myocardial infarction; unstable angina pectoris; or coronary arterial bypass graft or angioplasty
  • Uncontrolled treated/untreated severe hypertension (systolic blood pressure at least 180 millimetre (mm) mercury (Hg) and/or diastolic blood pressure at least 100 mmHg)
  • Pregnancy, breast-feeding, the intention of becoming pregnant or not using adequate contraceptive measures according to local requirements
  • Cancer and medical history of cancer hereof (except basal cell skin cancer and squamous cell skin cancer)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01006291


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Investigators
Study Director: Global Clinical Registry (GCR, 1452) Novo Nordisk A/S
  More Information

Additional Information:
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Novo Nordisk A/S
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01006291     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NN1250-3668
U1111-1111-7084 ( Other Identifier: WHO )
2008-005771-10 ( EudraCT Number )
First Submitted: October 30, 2009
First Posted: November 2, 2009
Results First Submitted: October 12, 2015
Results First Posted: November 13, 2015
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2017
Last Verified: December 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Insulin, Globin Zinc
Insulin
Insulin Glargine
Insulin, Long-Acting
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs