A Trial Investigating the Efficacy and Safety of Insulin Degludec in Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (BEGIN™)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novo Nordisk A/S
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01513473
First received: January 16, 2012
Last updated: November 7, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
  Purpose

This trial is conducted in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States of America (USA).

The aim of this trial is to investigate the efficacy and safety of insulin degludec in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.


Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Drug: insulin degludec
Drug: insulin detemir
Drug: insulin aspart
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 26-week, Multinational, Multi-centre, Open-Labelled, Randomised, Parallel, Efficacy and Safety Comparison of Insulin Degludec and Insulin Detemir in Children and Adolescents 1 to Less Than 18 Years With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on a Basal-bolus Regimen With Insulin Aspart as Bolus Insulin, Followed by a 26-week Extension Investigating Long Term Safety (BEGIN™: Young 1)

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in HbA1c (glycosylated haemoglobin) (%) at 26 weeks (analysed by central laboratory) [ Time Frame: Week 0, week 26 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in HbA1c (%) at 52 weeks (analysed by central laboratory) [ Time Frame: Week 0, week 52 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from baseline in fasting blood glucose (FPG) at 26 weeks (analysed by central laboratory) [ Time Frame: Week 0, week 26 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from baseline in fasting blood glucose (FPG) at 52 weeks (analysed by central laboratory) [ Time Frame: Week 0, week 52 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of treatment emergent adverse events (TEAEs) [ Time Frame: After 26 weeks and 52 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of hypoglycaemic episodes [ Time Frame: After 26 weeks and 52 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of self-measured hyperglycaemia (episodes of PG above 11.1 mmol/L (200 mg/dL)) [ Time Frame: After 26 weeks and 52 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of episodes with self monitored blood ketones above 1.5 mmol (capillary blood ketone measurement to be performed if self-measured plasma glucose (SMPG) exceeds 14.0 mmol/l (250 mg/dL)) [ Time Frame: After 26 weeks and 52 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Steady-state plasma concentrations of insulin degludec and insulin detemir on three different visits (three different weeks) during the first 26 weeks of treatment [ Time Frame: Between week 1 and week 26 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Insulin antibodies (insulin degludec specific, insulin detemir specific, insulin aspart specific and antibodies cross-reacting to human insulin) [ Time Frame: After 52 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: January 2012
Study Completion Date: July 2013
Primary Completion Date: July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: insulin degludec + insulin aspart Drug: insulin degludec
Injected subcutaneously (under the skin) once daily. Dose individually adjusted.
Drug: insulin aspart
Injected subcutaneously (under the skin) as mealtime bolus insulin. Dose individually adjusted.
Active Comparator: insulin detemir + insulin aspart Drug: insulin detemir
Injected subcutaneously (under the skin) once or twice daily. Dose individually adjusted.
Drug: insulin aspart
Injected subcutaneously (under the skin) as mealtime bolus insulin. Dose individually adjusted.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Informed consent, and child assent as age-appropriate, obtained before any trial-related activities (Trial-related activities are any procedure that would not have been performed during normal management of the subject). The parents or legal representative of the child must sign and date the Informed Consent Form according to local requirements. The child, if possible, parents or legal representative of the child must sign and date the Child Assent Form according to local requirements
  • Male or female diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) (based on clinical judgement and supported by laboratory analysis as per local guidelines)
  • Ongoing daily treatment with insulin (any regimen) for at least 3 months prior to Visit 1 (screening). No OADs (oral anti-diabetic drugs) are allowed
  • HbA1c (glycosylated haemoglobin) maximum 11%

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known or suspected hypersensitivity to trial product(s) or related products
  • Previous participation in this trial. Participation is defined as randomisation
  • Girls who are pregnant, breastfeeding or intend to become pregnant
  • Girls who have had menarche and are not using adequate contraceptive measures according to local requirements
  • Known hypoglycaemic unawareness or recurrent severe hypoglycaemic events as judged by the Investigator (trial physician)
  • More than 1 diabetic ketoacidosis requiring hospitalisation within the last 3 months prior to Visit 1
  • Significant concomitant disease, except for conditions associated with type 1 diabetes mellitus, which in the Investigator's opinion could interfere with the trial
  • The receipt of any investigational drug within 1 month prior to Visit 1
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Investigators
Study Director: Malene Bording Krüger Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Trine Stougaard Novo Nordisk A/S
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Novo Nordisk A/S
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01513473     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NN1250-3561, 2011-003148-39, P/44/2010, U1111-1122-4758
Study First Received: January 16, 2012
Last Updated: November 7, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Russia: Federal Service for Control of Health Care and Social Development
Japan: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
South Africa: Medicines Control Council
Italy: The Italian Medicines Agency
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of: Ministry of Health of Republic of Macedonia
Bulgaria: Ministry of Health
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Netherlands: Dutch Health Care Inspectorate
Finland: Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea
France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Insulin aspart
Insulin
Insulin, Long-Acting
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions

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