Background and Aim: China PDS aimed to investigate the real-world effectiveness and tolerability of vildagliptin plus metformin (VM) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), compared with other oral dual agents (OD). Here, we present the results of prespecified baseline HbA1c subgroups.

Materials and Methods: In China PDS, T2DM patients with poor glycemic control by monotherapy were assigned to either VM dual therapy or OD therapy according to local physician’s decision. In this subgroup study, patients were divided into three groups according to their baseline HbA1c levels (≤8%, 8-9%, >9%). The primary outcome was the proportion of patients with HbA1c<7% and without tolerability events (hypoglycemia, weight gain, or discontinuation due to gastrointestinal event) at 12th month. Secondary outcomes included mean changes in HbA1c from baseline to study endpoint and tolerability.

Results: In total, 7(312 in VM vs. 394 in OD) patients in HbA1c≤8% group, 332 (151 in VM vs. 181 in OD) patients in HbA1c 8-9% group, and 236 (141 in VM vs. 95 in OD) patients in HbA1c>9% group were enrolled. Compared with OD, significantly higher proportion of patients reached primary outcome with VM in HbA1c ≤8% group (57.4% vs. 38.3%, P<0.001), in HbA1c 8-9% group (39.7% vs. 26.0%, P=0.008), and in HbA1c>9% group (48.2% vs. 31.6%, P=0.011). The mean HbA1c changes from baseline to study endpoint in VM and OD were -0.61±0.932 and -0.32±0.874 (P<0.001) in HbA1c≤8% group, -1.37±1.072 and -0.97±1.169 (P<0.001) in HbA1c 8-9% group, and -2.71±1.392 and -2.39±1.4(P=0.305) in HbA1c>9% group. Compared with OD, VM resulted in less tolerability findings (HbA1c≤8%: 7.7% vs. 16.8%; HbA1c 8-9%: 2.6% vs. 9.4%; HbA1c>9%: 5.0% vs. 16.8%; P<0.for all).

Conclusion: In different baseline HbA1c groups, vildagliptin plus metformin dual therapy was associated with better glycemic control and good tolerability.


D. Hu: None. Y. Han: None. L. Chen: None. H. Jin: None. N. Yang: None. X. Shi: None. Q. Li: None. L. Liang: None. L. Zang: None. M. Liu: None. J. He: None. Y. Mu: None.

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