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Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2013 Apr;100 Suppl 1:S47-53. doi: 10.1016/S0168-8227(13)70010-X.

Clinical experience with insulin detemir: results from the Indonesian cohort of the international A₁chieve study.

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University of Indonesia, Cipto Mangunkusomo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia.



To determine the safety and efficacy of insulin detemir in Indonesian patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) as a sub-analysis of the 24-week, prospective, multinational, non-interventional A₁chieve study.


This study included 477 Indonesian T2D patients starting insulin detemir at the discretion of their physicians. Safety and efficacy was measured in routine clinical practice at baseline, interim (around 12 weeks from baseline) and final (around 24 weeks from baseline) visit.


At baseline the mean age, duration of diabetes and mean BMI were 55.3 ± 8.5 years, 5.9 ± 4.0 years and 24 ± 3.6 kg/m(2), respectively. Of these patients, 78% were insulin-naive and 22% were prior insulin users. Glycaemic control was poor at baseline. After 24 weeks, significant reductions were observed in mean HbA1c (2.2%, p < 0.001), fasting plasma glucose (90.0 mg/dL, p < 0.001) and postprandial plasma glucose (115.4 mg/dL, p < 0.001) levels, in the entire cohort. Similar significant reductions were also seen in insulin-naive patients and prior insulin users. In the entire cohort, 32.5% patients achieved HbA1c levels <7.0% while 32.0% insulin-naive patients and 33.9% prior insulin users achieved this target after 24 weeks. No hypoglycaemic events were reported in the entire cohort. Modest increase in body weight was noted in the insulin-naive group, while mean body weight decreased in prior insulin users after 24 weeks of insulin detemir therapy.


This sub-analysis suggests that insulin detemir can be a safe and effective option for initiating insulin therapy in people with T2D in Indonesia.

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