Intensive Glucose Control Halves Complications of Longstanding Type 1 Diabetes – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A study has found that the outlook for people with longstanding type 1 diabetes has greatly improved in the past 20 years. Dr. David M. Nathan, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School says a better understanding of the importance of intensive glucose control has helped.
Dr. Nathan: Patients who are treated with modern day methods with intensive therapy have actually a very low risk of developing the severe outcomes that we used to associate with type 1 diabetes.
Narrator: Type 1 diabetes complications include eye damage, kidney damage and cardiovascular disease events like heart attack and stroke. For treatment details on type 1 diabetes 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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