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An Observational Study of Insulin Aspart and, if Necessary, Insulin Levemir (FlexPen®) in the Evening or at Bedtime

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier:
First received: November 25, 2011
Last updated: June 23, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
This study is conducted in Europe. The aim of this study is investigate the potential of a supplementary insulin therapy regimen (SIT) as intensification for insufficiently controlled patients with type 2 diabetes in a normal diabetes care setting.

Condition Intervention
Diabetes Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Drug: insulin aspart Drug: insulin detemir

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Physiological Therapy of Type 2 Diabetes - NovoRapid® FlexPen® Before Meals, Additionally Levemir® FlexPen® in the Evening or at Bedtime if Needed

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • HbA1c (glycosylated haemoglobin)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Fasting blood glucose (FBG)
  • 2-hours postprandial blood glucose
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Weight development
  • Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) including Serious Adverse Drug Reactions (SADRs)

Enrollment: 2134
Study Start Date: July 2003
Study Completion Date: October 2006
Primary Completion Date: October 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
SIT Drug: insulin aspart
Subjects were observed over a time period of 12 weeks after initiation of a supplementary insulin therapy regimen (SIT) with insulin aspart at mealtimes. Administrated subcutaneously (s.c., under the skin)
Drug: insulin detemir
Insulin detemir were added to insulin aspart in the evening or at bedtime, if needed. Administrated subcutaneously (s.c., under the skin)


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with insufficiently controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus treated with diet, OAD (oral anti-diabetes drug), long acting insulin, premixed insulin or a combination

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • OAD monotherapy
  • OAD combination therapy
  • Therapy with OAD and basal insulin
  • Conventional insulin therapy with premixed insulin
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01487421

Mainz, Germany, 55127
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Global Clinical Registry (GCR, 1452) Novo Nordisk A/S
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier: NCT01487421     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ANA-1934
Study First Received: November 25, 2011
Last Updated: June 23, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Insulin, Globin Zinc
Insulin degludec, insulin aspart drug combination
Insulin Aspart
Insulin, Long-Acting
Insulin Detemir
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on September 21, 2017