Journal article

Basal insulin and cardiovascular and other outcomes in dysglycemia.

undefined ORIGIN Trial Investigators, Hertzel C Gerstein, Jackie Bosch, Gilles R Dagenais, Rafael Díaz, Hyejung Jung, Aldo P Maggioni, Janice Pogue, Jeffrey Probstfield, Ambady Ramachandran, Matthew C Riddle, Lars E Rydén, Salim Yusuf

N Engl J Med | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The provision of sufficient basal insulin to normalize fasting plasma glucose levels may reduce cardiovascular events, but such a possibility has not been formally tested. METHODS: We randomly assigned 12,537 people (mean age, 63.5 years) with cardiovascular risk factors plus impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, or type 2 diabetes to receive insulin glargine (with a target fasting blood glucose level of ≤95 mg per deciliter [5.3 mmol per liter]) or standard care and to receive n-3 fatty acids or placebo with the use of a 2-by-2 factorial design. The results of the comparison between insulin glargine and standard care are reported here. The coprimary outcomes were..

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