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Study Shows Gradual Addition Of Novolog® At Mealtime Can Reduce A1c In Type 2 Diabetes Patients

STEPwise™ Trial Presented at ADA Scientific Sessions Provides Treatment Algorithms for Physicians to Intensify with Rapid Acting Insulin ORLANDO, Fla., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today Novo Nordisk announced results of its STEPwise™ trial, which identified a method of intensifying insulin treatment with NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection). The study, presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2010 Scientific Sessions, demonstrated a reduction of A1c levels in type 2 diabetes patients when a dose of NovoLog® was introduced at meals, using two approaches that start with the largest meal of the day, in addition to once-daily Levemir® (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection) plus oral medications. The 48-week open-label, randomized, multinational trial compared two step-wise methods of gradually intensifying treatment with NovoLog® in patients with type 2 diabetes taking once-daily Levemir® plus oral medication: "SimpleSTEP" (fewer blood sugar measurements): Patients were given their first routine daily dose of NovoLog® at their largest meal and additional doses of NovoLog® were added in sequence based on their blood sugar levels before the me Continue reading >>

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