Intensive Glucose Control Halves Complications of Longstanding Type 1 Diabetes – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Researcherís findings show that for people with type 1 diabetes, near-normal control of glucose beginning as soon as possible after diagnosis greatly improves the long-term prognosis of the disease. Dr. David M. Nathan, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, says intensive glucose control in fact halves complications of longstanding type 1 diabetes.
Dr. Nathan: Intensive therapy is now the standard so that's what all patients should be recommended to follow with type 1 diabetes.
Narrator: Complications can include eye damage, kidney damage and cardiovascular disease events like heart attack and stroke. For more information on type 1 diabetes, as well as treatment options, visit www.niddk.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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