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Observational Study to Evaluate the Safety While Using Levemir®

This study has been completed.
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Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier:
First received: June 13, 2008
Last updated: July 24, 2012
Last verified: July 2012

This study is conducted in Africa. The aim of this observational study is to evaluate the incidence of serious adverse drug reactions while using insulin Levemir® under normal clinical practice conditions in Egypt.

Condition Intervention
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Drug: insulin detemir

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Observational, Safety Study in Subjects Using Insulin Detemir for the Treatment of Insulin Dependent Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of serious ADRs incl. major hypoglycemias [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of serious adverse events [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Number of all adverse events [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Weight changes [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • HbA1c [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Subgroup analysis of hypoglycemias [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of all hypoglycemic events [ Time Frame: in the 4 weeks preceding the visits at 12 weeks and 24 weeks. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Variability in fasting Blood Sugar and average plasma glucose levels [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 3593
Study Start Date: July 2007
Study Completion Date: March 2008
Primary Completion Date: March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
A Drug: insulin detemir
Start dose and frequency to be prescribed by the physician as a result of the actual clinical evaluation
Other Name: Levemir®


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Type 1 or 2 diabetes patients


Inclusion Criteria:

  • After the physician decision has been made to use insulin detemir, any subject with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes mellitus is eligible for the study, including newly-diagnosed subjects who have never received insulin or an insulin analogue before. The selection of the subjects will be at the discretion of the individual physician.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who are unlikely to comply with protocol, e.g., uncooperative attitude, inability to return for the final visit;
  • Subjects currently being treated with insulin detemir;
  • Subjects who previously enrolled in this study
  • Subjects with a hypersensitivity to insulin detemir or to any of the excipients
  • Pregnancy, breast-feeding, the intention to become pregnant or judged not to be using adequate contraceptive measures. (Adequate contraceptive measures are an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives and barrier methods)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00701155

Giza, Egypt, 0020
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Sherif Waguih Novo Nordisk Egypt
  More Information

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Public Access to Clinical Trials, Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier: NCT00701155     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NN304-1953
Study First Received: June 13, 2008
Last Updated: July 24, 2012
Health Authority: Egypt: Ministry of Health and Population

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Autoimmune Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Hypoglycemic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
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