The aim of this research study is to compare the efficacy of adding inhaled preprandial insulin to glimepiride compared to adding rosiglitazone to glimepiride for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and to verify its safety (hypoglycaemia, pulmonary function, body weight, insulin antibodies and side effects)

Official Title

Safety and Efficacy of Inhaled Pre-Prandial Human Insulin Plus Glimepiride Versus Rosiglitazone Plus Glimepiride in Type 2 Diabetes


Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2

Study Type


Study Design

Treatment, Randomized, Open Label, Active Control, Parallel Assignment, Safety/Efficacy Study

Further Details

Primary Outcome Measures:

  • Treatment difference in HbA1c [Time Frame: After 26 weeks]

Secondary Outcome Measures:

  • Adverse events
  • body weight
  • Lung function
  • Blood glucose
  • Hypoglycaemia

Study Start

October 2006

Eligibility & Criteria

  • Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and above
  • Genders Eligible for Study: Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Treated with OAD(s) for more than or equal to 2 months
  • Body mass index (BMI) less than or equal to 40.0 kg/m2
  • HbA1c greater than or equal to 8.0 % and less than or equal to 11.0 % for subjects in OAD monotherapy
  • HbA1c greater than or equal to 7.5 % and less than or equal to 10.0 % for subjects on OAD combination therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recurrent major hypoglycaemia
  • Current smoking or smoking within the last 6 months
  • Impaired hepatic or renal function
  • Cardiac problems
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Proliferative retinopathy or maculopathy

Total Enrolment


Contact Details

Australian Locations:

  • Canberra, Australia; Recruiting

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