TITLE

The Effect of Basal Analog Insulin on the Glycemic Variability in Type 2 Diabetics

AUTHOR(S)
Cander, Soner; Gül, Özen Öz; Dizdar, Oğuzhan Sıtkı; Aydın, Taner; Ersoy, Canan
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
Turkish Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism;6/1/2014, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of insulin detemir and glargine on glycemic variability as determined by capillary blood glucose measurements in Type 2 diabetics treated with oral antidiabetic drugs. Material and Method: A total of 64 insulin-naive type 2 diabetics with a HbA1c level of 7.5%-10% were included in the study. The patients were randomized into 3 groups according to the basal insulin analog started; Group 1 (n=22) was started on once-daily detemir, Group 2 (n=22) twicedaily detemir, and Group 3 (n=20) insulin glargine. Basal insulin doses were titrated according to the morning/evening fasting capillary blood glucose levels. Standard deviations of the 8-point intraday fasting and postprandial blood glucose values were compared. Results: The fasting blood glucose intraday standard deviation values showed an improvement of 22.4% in Group 1, 21.4% in Group 2, and 26.4% in Group 3, while the intraday standard deviation for the postprandial values showed an improvement of 14.4%, 15.2%, and 38.7%, respectively (p>0.05). The standard deviation values did not show statistical significance when the groups were compared with each other. Baseline HbA1c values and insulin doses negatively correlated with the glycemic variability. Dicussion: Basal insulin added to treatment in Type 2 diabetics provided an improvement of 14.4% to 38.7% in glycemic variability. There was no significant difference between insulin glargine and detemir regarding this effect.
ACCESSION #
111574472

 

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