Stable blood sugar lowers risk for diabetes-related diseases

11/24/2008 | Reuters

New data shows that people with Type 1 diabetes who controlled their blood sugar on a long-term basis lowered the risk of diabetes-related eye and kidney diseases. Researchers studied hemoglobin A1C levels in 1,441 people and found that the risk for retinopathy increased more than twofold, and the risk for diabetic kidney disease was almost the same, for every 1% increase in hemoglobin A1C.

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