Observational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Levemir® in Type 2 Diabetes (IDEALS)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novo Nordisk A/S
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: June 18, 2008
Last updated: June 28, 2012
Last verified: January 2012

This study is conducted in Africa. The aim of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of Levemir® treatment for insulin naive patients with type 2 diabetes under normal clinical practice conditions in Algeria.

Condition Intervention
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Drug: insulin detemir

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Assessment of Safety and Efficacy of Levemir® (Insulin Detemir) Treatment for Insulin Naive Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Further study details as provided by Novo Nordisk A/S:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Assessment the incidence of the Serious Adverse Events including the major Hypoglycaemia. [ Time Frame: During study ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • HbA1c [ Time Frame: after 12 weeks (3 months) AND after 24 weeks (6 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • FBG (Fasting Blood Glucose) [ Time Frame: Monthly average for each month, and average of the past quarter ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Weight [ Time Frame: after 12 weeks (3 months) AND after 24 weeks (6 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 2015
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: September 2009
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
A Drug: insulin detemir
Initial dosage and the following dosages will be prescribed by the physician as a result of a normal clinical evaluation
Other Name: Levemir®


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Type 2 diabetes insulin naive patients


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Informed consent obtained before any trial-related activities
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • HbA1c between 7-9%
  • Insulin naive
  • Inadequate control with oral antidiabetics therapy as judged by investigator

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with type 1 diabetes
  • Hypersensitivity to Levemir® or to any of the excipients
  • Pregnancy, or desire of pregnancy within next 6 months
  • HbA1c greater than or equal to 9%
  • Known or suspected allergy to the trial product or to any of the excipients
  • Subjects who are unlikely to comply with protocol
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00700830

Algiers, Algeria, 16035
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Lilya Maya ZIAD Novo Nordisk Algeria
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Novo Nordisk A/S
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00700830     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NN304-3571
Study First Received: June 18, 2008
Last Updated: June 28, 2012
Health Authority: Algeria: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Insulin, Long-Acting
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions

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