A better future for children with type 1 diabetes: Review of the conclusions from the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications study.

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Abstract

Research shows a causal association between hyperglycemia and diabetic complications which include nephropathy, neuropathy, retinopathy and blood vessel and heart disease. Intensive control of blood glucose in children has been debated for years. The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) and the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) study followed more than 1,400 volunteers and intensely managed a portion of those patients over several years. Results from the DCCT study regarding the benefits of intensive diabetes management continue to be significant more than 15 years after they were published.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-93
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society
Volume106
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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