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Comparison Safety and Efficacy of Basal Insulin Lantus® (Insulin Glargine) vs NPH Insulin in Combination With Oral Antidiabetic Drugs (OADs) in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 (DMT2)

Information source: Sanofi
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Condition(s) targeted: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2

Intervention: insulin glargine (Drug)

Phase: Phase 4

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Sanofi

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Zuzana Priborska, MD, Study Director, Affiliation: Sanofi


Aim of the study is to compare two treatment regimens (insulin Lantus as basal insulin vs insulin NPH) plus oral antidiabetics in type 2 diabetic patients and confirm superiority of insulin glargine. Comparison is focused on: blood glucose (BG) variability of the two treatment regimens, quality of diabetes compensation (HbA1c, FBG/Fasting blood glucose), body weight development, dose of insulin and occurrence of symptomatic hypoglycaemia and other adverse events.

Clinical Details

Official title: Comparison Safety and Efficacy of Basal Insulin Lantus (Insulin Glargine) vs NPH Insulin in Combination With OADs in Patients With DMT2, Assessed by Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS). Multicentre, Prospective, Open- Label, Single Arm, Comparative Study in Patients Switched From NPH Insulin to Insulin Lantus.

Study design: Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: The change in blood glucose variability

Secondary outcome:

Occurrence of adverse events

Development of diabetes compensation - fastig blood glucose and HbA1

Development of weight of patients

Comparison of dose of insulins NPH vs Lantus


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 80 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Diabetes type 2

- Patients treated NPH insulin with stable dosage of OADs (Oral antidiabetic

drugs) for at least 2 months prior to study start and OADs treatment with metformin at least 1,7 g /day in combination with sulfonylurea or glinides.

- Patients must have a HbA1c range of >= 4,5% ( 6,2% DCCT/Diabetes Control and

Complication Trials) and <= 8% ( 9,4 % DCCT/Diabetes Control and Complication Trials)

- Ability and willingness to perform continuous glucose monitoring system / CGMS

(examination within the study)

- Written informed consent obtained prior to enrollment in the study

- Women are either not of childbearing potential or women of childbearing potential

must not be pregnant and must use a reliable contraceptive measure for the duration of the study Exclusion Criteria: 1. Fasting value C peptide <= 400 pmol/l 2. Active proliferative diabetic retinopathy, as defined by the application of photocoagulation or surgery, in the 6 months before study entry or any other unstable rapidly progressing retinopathy that may require photocoagulation or surgery during the study. 3. Pregnant women or women planning gravidity during clinical study protocol 4. Breast-feeding 5. History of hypersensitivity to the study drugs or to drugs with a similar chemical structure 6. Treatment with systemic corticosteroids in the 3 months prior to study entry and during study and other treatment, that can significantly have impression to glycaemia. 7. Likelihood of requiring treatment during the study period with drugs not permitted by the clinical study protocol 8. Clinically relevant cardiovascular, hepatic, neurological, endocrine, or other major disease making implementation of the protocol or interpretation of the study results difficult 9. Impaired hepatic function as shown by Alamine aminotransferase (ALT) and/or Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) greater than three times the upper limit of normal range at study entry 10. Impaired renal function as shown by serum creatinine >/= 133 micromol/L in men and >/= 124 micromol/L in women at study entry 11. History of drug or alcohol abuse in the last year 12. Mental condition causing the patient unable to understand the nature, scope and possible consequences of the study 13. Patient unlikely to comply with protocol, e. g., uncooperative attitude, inability to return for follow-up visits and unlikelihood of completing the study 14. Use of insulin glargine outside the scope of the current SPC (Summary of Product Characteristics) 16. Patients included in other clinical studies The above information is not intended to contain all considerations relevant to a patient's potential participation in a clinical trial.

Locations and Contacts

Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office, Praha, Czech Republic
Additional Information

Starting date: March 2008
Last updated: July 29, 2010

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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