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New Study Shows A1c Reduced Safely By Patients With Type 2 Diabetes,Using Self-Adjusted Dosing Starting With Once-Daily Insulin,Treatment Levemir

r 90 percent of patients remained on a once-daily dosing throughout the 6-month trial.
Both groups had a significant improvement in glycemic control, with no increases in hypoglycemia (major hypoglycemic events were .02 event/patient/month for both groups) and minimal weight change (.2 kg for 303 Algorithm group and -.3 kg for Standard-of-Care group).
About Levemir®
Levemir® (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection) is a long-acting insulin analog indicated for once- or twice-daily subcutaneous administration for the treatment of adults and children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus and adult patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus who require basal (long-acting) insulin for the control of hyperglycemia. Levemir® has a relatively flat action profile with up to 24 hours duration of action. It can be added to oral anti-diabetic agents, or used in combination with a rapid-acting insulin. Levemir® is available in FlexPen®, a prefilled disposable insulin pen for easy, discreet dosing and in vials.

Levemir® was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June 2005 and was launched in the U.S. in March 2006. Levemir® has been available for use in Europe since March 2004 and is currently approved in 50 countries worldwide. Levemir® is contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to insulin detemir or its excipients. Hypoglycemia is the most common adverse effect of all insulin therapies, including Levemir®. As with all insulins, the timing of hypoglycemic events may differ among various insulin formulations. Glucose monitoring is recommended for all patients with diabetes. Other adverse events commonly associated with insulin therapy may include injection site reactions (on average 3-4 percent of patients in clinical trials) such as lipodystrophy, redness, pain, itching, hives, swelling, and inflammation.

Any change of insulin dose should be made cautiously and only under medical supervision. C
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