Short Term Control Brings Long Term Diabetes Care Benefits

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Diabetes care can make a difference with a few years of tight control of blood pressure and glucose levels.

In response to the 30 years results of the UK Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) (1), part funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cathy Ross, BHF Cardiac Nurse said:

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“This long term follow up shows that even a few years of tight control of blood pressure and glucose levels in individuals diagnosed with type II diabetes will have lasting benefits, even if the subsequent treatment is less effective. Therefore it shows how beneficial optimum treatment can be for long term health”

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- (1) UK Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS), The Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. New England Journal of Medicine, 10 September 2008.

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