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Intensive Glucose Control Halves Complications of Longstanding Type 1 Diabetes
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Radio (2009)
  • Alex Green
Abstract

The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial was a landmark clinical study in people with type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile-onset diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, it compared the effects of standard control of blood glucose with intensive control on the development of common diabetes complications. The study found that keeping blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible slows the onset and progression of the eye, nerve, and kidney damage of diabetes. Updated information shows improved long-term outlook.

Keywords
  • type 1,
  • diabetes,
  • complications,
  • insulin,
  • glucose,
  • control,
  • long-term,
  • clinical trial,
  • NIH,
  • radio
Publication Date
Summer August 19, 2009
Citation Information
Alex Green. "Intensive Glucose Control Halves Complications of Longstanding Type 1 Diabetes" National Institutes of Health (NIH) Radio (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alex_green/2/