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Kyung-Hee Kim  (Kim KH) 1 Article
Predictive Clinical Parameters and Glycemic Efficacy of Vildagliptin Treatment in Korean Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes
Jin-Sun Chang, Juyoung Shin, Hun-Sung Kim, Kyung-Hee Kim, Jeong-Ah Shin, Kun-Ho Yoon, Bong-Yun Cha, Ho-Young Son, Jae-Hyoung Cho
Diabetes Metab J. 2013;37(1):72-80.   Published online February 15, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4093/dmj.2013.37.1.72
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Background

The aims of this study are to investigate the glycemic efficacy and predictive parameters of vildagliptin therapy in Korean subjects with type 2 diabetes.

Methods

In this retrospective study, we retrieved data for subjects who were on twice-daily 50 mg vildagliptin for at least 6 months, and classified the subjects into five treatment groups. In three of the groups, we added vildagliptin to their existing medication regimen; in the other two groups, we replaced one of their existing medications with vildagliptin. We then analyzed the changes in glucose parameters and clinical characteristics.

Results

Ultimately, 327 subjects were analyzed in this study. Vildagliptin significantly improved hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels over 6 months. The changes in HbA1c levels (ΔHbA1c) at month 6 were -2.24% (P=0.000), -0.77% (P=0.000), -0.80% (P=0.001), -0.61% (P=0.000), and -0.34% (P=0.025) for groups 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, respectively, with significance. We also found significant decrements in fasting plasma glucose levels in groups 1, 2, 3, and 4 (P<0.05). Of the variables, initial HbA1c levels (P=0.032) and history of sulfonylurea use (P=0.026) were independently associated with responsiveness to vildagliptin treatment.

Conclusion

Vildagliptin was effective when it was used in subjects with poor glycemic control. It controlled fasting plasma glucose levels as well as sulfonylurea treatment in Korean type 2 diabetic subjects.

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  • Predictive clinical parameters for the hemoglobin A1c-lowering effect of vildagliptin in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes
    Yukihiro Bando, Masayuki Yamada, Keiko Aoki, Hideo Kanehara, Azusa Hisada, Kazuhiro Okafuji, Daisyu Toya, Nobuyoshi Tanaka
    Diabetology International.2014; 5(4): 229.     CrossRef
  • The Efficacy of Vildagliptin in Korean Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
    Jun Sung Moon, Kyu Chang Won
    Diabetes & Metabolism Journal.2013; 37(1): 36.     CrossRef

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