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Tight Control Among People with Type 1 Greatly Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease


People with type 1 diabetes who used tight control early in the course of their disease decreased their risk of heart disease by 50 percent and the risk of heart attack and stroke by 57 percent. These reductions are higher than results people experience from cholesterol or blood pressure drugs, according to researchers.

The findings were presented at a meeting of the American Diabetic Association. The study was part of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT), which began in 1983. Previous results of DCCT have shown that tight control produces a much lower risk of eye, kidney or nerve damage. This recent study is the first to show that tight control can also lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. Researchers are now studying people who have type 2 to see whether tight control will reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke as well.

For more about managing your diabetes with tight control, read the September 2003 issue of our Diabetes E-Magazine.

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