Author(s): Esteghamati A, Rajabian R, Amini M, Bahrami A, Khamseh ME,
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Abstract INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the clinical profile of BIAsp 30 (30\% soluble insulin aspart, 70\% protamine-crystallized insulin aspart) (NovoMix®)30) in type 2 diabetes patients in routine clinical practice in Iran. MATERIAL AND METHODS: IMPROVE™ was a 26-week, multinational, open-label, non-randomized study in patients with type 2 diabetes. The safety and efficacy of BIAsp 30 were assessed at baseline and at 13 and 26 weeks. The titration of BIAsp30 was at the physician's discretion. RESULTS: In Iran, 478 patients (47\% male) previously treated with oral antidiabetic drugs (OADs) (N = 159, 33.3\%) and/or insulin other than BIAsp30 (N = 317, 66.3\%) or a few who were treatment-naïve (N = 2, 0.4\%) participated in the study. After 26 weeks of treatment with BIAsp 30, the rate of reported major hypoglycaemic episodes was reduced by 88.1\% from baseline (baseline v. Week 26: 0.303 v. 0.037 episodes/pt-year; p < 0.001). No significant differences in minor hypoglycaemic episodes between baseline and Week 26 were found. Glycaemic control was significantly improved from baseline to Week 26 with a mean HbA(₁c) reduction of 1.2 +/- 1.9\%. Patients' quality of life as measured by the DiabMedSat questionnaire significantly improved from baseline (58.1) to the end of the study (75.4, p < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: BIAsp 30 therapy appeared safe and effective and improved quality of life in Iranian patients with type 2 diabetes after 26 weeks of treatment.
This article was published in Endokrynol Pol
and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism