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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 422-425

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

Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Hassan II University Hospital, Fes, Morocco

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Farida Ajdi
Hassan II University Hospital, Fes
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.122051

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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 Saiss, Morocco. Results: A total of 145 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 = 47), insulin detemir (n = 56), insulin aspart (n = 1), basal insulin plus insulin aspart (n = 35) and other insulin combinations (n = 6). At baseline glycaemic control was poor for both insulin naïve (mean HbA1c: 10.4%) and insulin user (mean HbA1c: 9.8%) groups. After 24 weeks of treatment, both the study groups showed improvement in HbA1c (insulin naïve: −2.7%, insulin users: −2.5%). 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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