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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 579-583

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


1 IPGME and R and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 NRS Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Satinath Mukhopadhyay
IPGME and R and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.122142

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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, 12 weeks and at 24 weeks. This short communication presents the results for patients enrolled from West Bengal, India. Results: A total of 1133 patients were enrolled in the study. Four different insulin analogue regimens were used in the study. Patients had started on or were switched to biphasic insulin aspart (n = 897), insulin detemir (n = 94), insulin aspart (n = 90), basal insulin plus insulin aspart (n = 28) and other insulin combinations (n = 19). At baseline glycaemic control was poor for both insulin naïve (mean HbA 1 c: 8.5%) and insulin user (mean HbA 1 c: 8.9%) groups. After 24 weeks of treatment, both the study groups showed improvement in HbA 1 c (insulin naïve: −1.3%, insulin users: −1.6%). SADRs including major hypoglycaemic events or episodes 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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