Study: Tight Glucose Control in Diabetes Lowers Risk of Atherosclerosis. (Research Notebook)
Strict glucose control in type 1 diabetes reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, a benefit that persists for years, according to a study published in the June 5, 2003, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.
Since 1993, when the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) ended, researchers have known that intensive glucose control greatly reduces the eye, nerve, and kidney damage of type 1 diabetes. Now, researchers conclude, the benefits of tight control also extend to the heart.
"Intensive control is difficult to achieve and maintain, but its benefits are even greater than we realized," says study chair Saul Genuth, M.D., of Case Western University in Cleveland. "The earlier …
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Publication information: Article title: Study: Tight Glucose Control in Diabetes Lowers Risk of Atherosclerosis. (Research Notebook). Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: FDA Consumer. Volume: 37. Issue: 4 Publication date: July-August 2003. Page number: 10. © 1999 U.S. Government Printing Office. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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