Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 547--551

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


R Santosh1, Ravi Mehrotra2, NG Sastry3,  
1 Magna clinics for obesity diabetes and endocrinology, Hyderabad, India
2 Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, India
3 Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
N G Sastry
Dr. Mohan«SQ»s Diabetes Specialities Centre, Hyderabad branch
India

Abstract

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 Hyderabad, India. Results: A total of 1249 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 = 893), insulin detemir (n = 158), insulin aspart (n = 124), basal insulin plus insulin aspart (n = 19) and other insulin combinations (n = 54). At baseline glycaemic control was poor for both insulin naïve (mean HbA1c: 9.0%) and insulin user (mean HbA1c: 9.5%) groups. After 24 weeks of treatment, both the groups showed improvement in HbA1c (insulin naïve: −0.9%, insulin users: −1.1%). 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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Santosh R, Mehrotra R, Sastry N G. Clinical experience with insulin detemir, biphasic insulin aspart and insulin aspart in people with type 2 diabetes: Results from the Hyderabad cohort of the A 1 chieve study.Indian J Endocr Metab 2013;17:547-551


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Santosh R, Mehrotra R, Sastry N G. Clinical experience with insulin detemir, biphasic insulin aspart and insulin aspart in people with type 2 diabetes: Results from the Hyderabad cohort of the A 1 chieve study. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Jan 28 ];17:547-551
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 Introduction



62.4 million Indians were reported to have type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) putting India on the forefront of diabetic epidemic across globe. [1],[2] Fear of hypoglycaemia and gain in body weight are barriers for initiation of insulin therapy. [3] Modern insulin analogues are a convenient new approach or tool to glycaemic control, associated with low number of hypoglycaemia and favourable weight change. [4] A 1 chieve, a multinational, 24-week, non-interventional study, assessed the safety and effectiveness of insulin analogues in people with T2DM (n = 66,726) in routine clinical care. [5] This short communication presents the results for patients enrolled from Hyderabad, India.

 Materials and Methods



Please refer to editorial titled: The A 1 chieve study: Mapping the Ibn Battuta trail.

 Results



A total of 1249 patients were enrolled in the study. The patient characteristics for the entire cohort divided as insulin-naïve and insulin users is shown in [Table 1]. Glycaemic control at baseline was poor in this population. The majority of patients (71.5%) started on or switched to biphasic insulin aspart. Other groups were insulin detemir (n = 158), insulin aspart (n = 124), basal insulin plus insulin aspart (n = 19) and other insulin combinations (n = 54).{Table 1}

After 24 weeks of treatment, overall hypoglycaemic events reduced from 0.2 events/patient-year to 0.0 events/patient-year in insulin naïve group, whereas overall hypoglycaemia was nil in insulin user group similar to that of baseline. SADRs including major hypoglycaemic events did not occur in any of the study patients. Body weight and blood pressure decreased from baseline, while overall lipid profile and quality of life improved at week 24 in the total cohort [Table 2] and [Table 3].{Table 2}{Table 3}

All parameters of glycaemic control improved from baseline to study end in the total cohort [Table 4]. Approximately 7.0% of patients achieved HbA 1 c < 7.0% at week 24.{Table 4}

Biphasic insulin aspart ± OGLD

Of the total cohort, 893 patients started on biphasic insulin aspart ± OGLD, of which 259 (29.0%) were insulin naïve and 634 (71.0%) were insulin users. For both insulin naïve and insulin user groups, hypoglycaemic events reduced from 0.1 events/patient-year to 0.0 events/patient-year after 24 weeks of treatment. A decrease in body weight and improvement in quality of life was observed at the end of the study [Table 5] and [Table 6].{Table 5}{Table 6}

All parameters of glycaemic control improved from baseline to study end in those who started on or were switched to biphasic insulin aspart for both insulin naïve and insulin user groups [Table 7].{Table 7}

Basal + insulin aspart ± OGLD

Of the total cohort, 19 patients started on basal + insulin aspart ± OGLD, of which 10 (52.6%) were insulin naïve and 9 (47.4%) were insulin users. Body weight decreased and quality of life improved after 24 weeks of treatment [Table 8] and [Table 9].{Table 8}{Table 9}

All parameters of glycaemic control improved from baseline to study end in those who started on or were switched to basal + insulin aspart ± OGLDs for both insulin naïve and insulin user groups [Table 10].{Table 10}

Insulin detemir ± OGLD

Of the total cohort, 158 patients started on insulin detemir ± OGLD, of which 124 (78.5%) were insulin naïve and 34 (21.5%) were insulin users. After 24 weeks of starting or switching to insulin detemir, hypoglycaemic events reduced from 0.1 events/patient-year to 0.0 events/patient-year in insulin naive group, while, hypoglycaemia was nil similar to that of baseline in insulin users. Body weight decreased and quality of life improved at the end of 24 weeks [Table 11] and [Table 12].{Table 11}{Table 12}

All parameters of glycaemic control improved from baseline to study end in those who started on or were switched to insulin detemir ± OGLDs for both insulin-naïve and insulin user groups [Table 13].{Table 13}

Insulin aspart ± OGLD

Of the total cohort, 124 patients started on insulin aspart ± OGLD, of which 71 (57.3%) were insulin naïve and 53 (42.7%) were insulin users. After 24 weeks of starting or switching to insulin aspart, hypoglycaemic events reduced from 0.2 events/patient-year to 0.0 events/patient-year in insulin naive group, while, hypoglycaemia was nil similar to that of baseline in insulin users. Body weight decreased and quality of life improved after 24 weeks of treatment [Table 14] and [Table 15].{Table 14}{Table 15}

All parameters of glycaemic control improved from baseline to study end in those who started on or were switched to insulin aspart ± OGLDs for both insulin naïve and insulin user groups [Table 16].{Table 16}

 Conclusion



Our study reports improved glycaemic control and quality of life following 24 weeks of treatment with any of the insulin analogues (biphasic insulin aspart; basal + insulin aspart; insulin detemir; insulin aspart) with or without OGLD. Their administration even caused a small weight reduction. SADRs including major hypoglycaemic events did not occur in any of the study patients. Though the findings are limited by number of patients, still the trend indicates that insulin analogues can be considered effective and possess a safe profile for treating type 2 diabetes in Hyderabad, India.

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