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Lantus®/Apidra® SoloSTAR® Help to Improve Patient Satisfaction
Date:6/26/2011

reatment satisfaction in people treated with insulin glargine. It showed that 96% of patients experienced significant treatment satisfaction upon switching to Lantus® SoloSTAR® from their previous treatment: Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire at 6 months = 12.0 (SD = 5.4), compared to overall satisfaction at baseline.

The objective of the third study, LANSOLEAP[3], involving 143 adults with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes in Mexico, was to evaluate satisfaction with the SoloSTAR® insulin pen by adult patients. It showed that:

  • 83% rated SoloSTAR® as excellent
  • 78% found SoloSTAR® easier to use overall, compared with their previous device
  • 87% preferred SoloSTAR® to their previous device
  • Of those who had never used a pen device, 83% felt confident about using SoloSTAR® on the same day they received the pen.

Patient satisfaction is key to improving compliance, and therefore treatment outcomes. As a patient-centric company focused on the needs of people with diabetes Sanofi is committed to improving treatment satisfaction and quality of life.


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About the studies

Polonsky et al (referred as the first study) was a 60-week randomized, open-label study compared adding BID premixed 70/30 insulin aspart (PREMIX), basal insulin glargine + 1 prandial insulin glulisine dose (GLARG+1), or stepwise addition of prandial glulisine (GLARG+0-3) in 586 patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes on oral agents. The objective was to evaluate any within- and between-group changes in 1) physical and psychological well-being, 2) diabetes-related symptoms, and 3) patient satisfaction with diabetes-related care and treatment over the study period and from baseline to endpoint. While achieving simil
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