Fear of hypoglycemia and treatment satisfaction both influence therapy adherence. MAGE was a 6-month multicenter, prospective, single-arm, observational study with a 6-month extension conducted in Belgium, mainly assessing patient satisfaction with Gla-300 in people ≥18 years, with T2DM for ≥1 year, HbA1c 7.0-10.0%, receiving a basal-bolus insulin regimen for ≥6 months ± oral antidiabetic therapy, and naïve to Gla-300. Primary objective: change of ≥2 points in Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire Status Version (DTSQs) total score (TS) from baseline (BL) to month 6. Secondary objectives included change in: HbA1c, other DTSQs scores, and hypoglycemia fear scale II (HFS-II). The intent-to-treat population comprised 87 patients (Table). Primary endpoint was achieved; DTSQs TS increased by 2.80 (SD: 5.46; p<0.0001; Table). Significant decreases were seen in total HFS-II scores and worry/behavior subscales (all p<0.05). There was no change from BL in HbA1c (p>0.05); however, more patients reached HbA1c <7% at month 12 versus BL (11.5% vs. 0%). Hypoglycemia occurred at a mean (SD) 34.97 (48.28) events per patient-year.
Treatment satisfaction and fear of hypoglycemia significantly improved after switching to Gla-300 in people with T2DM on basal-bolus insulin therapy in a real-life setting.
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