Intensive treatment curbs kidney disease risk in type 1 diabetes

11/13/2011 | Reuters

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that type 1 diabetes patients who received early, intensive treatment were up to 50% less likely to develop kidney diseases decades later than those who had standard care. Researchers studied 1,441 patients and noted 46 cases of severe kidney problems and 16 cases of kidney failure in the conventional treatment group after a 22-year follow-up, compared with only 24 and eight cases, respectively, in the intensive treatment group.

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