Monday, July 27, 2009

Intensive Glucose Control Halves Complications of Longstanding Type 1 Diabetes

Study Finds Improved Long-Term Outlook

Near-normal control of glucose beginning as soon as possible after diagnosis would greatly improve the long-term prognosis of type 1 diabetes, concludes a study published in the July 27, 2009, issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, which updates information about the clinical course of type 1 diabetes. The study also found that the outlook for people with longstanding type 1 diabetes has greatly improved in the past 20 years due to a better understanding of the importance of intensive glucose control as well as advances in insulin formulations, insulin delivery, glucose monitoring, and the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors.

Link to full National Institutes of Health release on study led by David M. Nathan, MD.  

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