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Journal of Association of Physicians of India, Volume 56, Number NOV., p.859-863 (2008)



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Aim: The Physicians' Routine Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy of NovoMix® 30 Therapy (PRESENT) study was done to assess the safety and effectiveness of biphasic insulin aspart 30 (BIAsp 30) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in routine clinical practice. Materials and Methods: This was a prospective, multicentric, multinational, observational study in type 2 diabetes patients. The patients were transferred to BIAsp 30 with or without oral antidiabetic drugs (OADs). We present the results of 6 months of treatment in the Indian cohort (n=3559) with type 2 diabetes mellitus who were inadequately controlled on current treatment. Results: At three and six months, significant reductions from baseline were observed in the mean glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) (-1.32% and -1.94%), fasting plasma glucose (-56.16 mg/dl and -75.24 mg/dl) and post-prandial plasma glucose (-88.74 mg/dl and -119.16 mg/dl) (p<0.001). A significantly greater proportion of patients achieved target HbA1c of less than 7% at six months (31.1%), compared with baseline (3.1%), of which 70.4% did not report hypoglycaemia. The rate of total hypoglycaemia was reduced from 3.1 events per patient-year at baseline to 1.5 events per patient-year at end of the study. Episodes were mostly minor and diurnal. Except for two serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs) reported by one patient at 3 months, there were no reports of ADRs during the treatment period. More than 95% of patients and doctors were "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with BIAsp 30 treatment, compared to previous treatment. Conclusions: The use of BIAsp 30 monotherapy or in combination with OADs in clinical practice was effective and safe in poorly controlled Indian type 2 diabetes patients. Both patients and doctors showed a high degree of treatment satisfaction. © JAPI.


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S. Ka Sharma, Joshi, S. Rb, Kumar, Ac, Unnikrishnan, A. Gd, Hoskote, S. Se, Moharana, A. Kf, Chakkarwar, P. Nf, and Vaz, J. Ag, “Efficacy, safety and acceptability of biphasic insulin aspart 30 in Indian patients with type 2 diabetes: Results from the PRESENT study”, Journal of Association of Physicians of India, vol. 56, pp. 859-863, 2008.