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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 418-421

Clinical experience with insulin detemir, biphasic insulin aspart and insulin aspart in people with type 2 diabetes: Results from North and the oriental region of Morocco cohort of the A 1 chieve study


Duc de Tovar Hospital, Tangier, Morocco

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Othmane Laaribi
Duc de Tovar Hospital, Tangier
Morocco
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.122047

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Background: The A 1 chieve, a multicentric (28 countries), 24-week, non-interventional study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of insulin detemir, biphasic insulin aspart and insulin aspart in people with T2DM (n = 66 726) in routine clinical care across four continents. Materials and Methods: Data was collected at baseline, at 12 weeks and at 24 weeks. This short communication presents the results for patients enrolled from Oriental, Morocco. Results: A total of 180 patients were enrolled in the study. Four different insulin analogue regimens were used in the study. Study patients had started on or were switched to biphasic insulin aspart (n = 146), insulin detemir (n = 22), insulin aspart (n = 6), basal insulin plus insulin aspart (n = 2) and other insulin combinations (n = 4). At baseline glycaemic control was poor for both insulin naïve (mean HbA 1 c: 9.0%) and insulin user (mean HbA 1 c: 8.8%) groups. After 24 weeks of treatment, both the study groups showed improvement in HbA 1 c (insulin naïve: −1.7%, insulin users: −1.6%). SADRs including major hypoglycaemia did not occur in any of the study patients. Conclusion: Starting or switching to insulin analogues was associated with improvement in glycaemic control with a low rate of hypoglycaemia.


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