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Aggressive diabetes treatment preferable

February 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Aggressive treatment of diabetes could be the key to cutting a patient's risk of death.Diabetes patients are at high risk of dying from kidney disease, stroke, or heart attack. But a new study of 160 people with type 2 diabetes found that those who underwent intensive therapy - including multiple medications to regulate blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol - cut their risk of death by 46 percent.

That's compared to patients who used conventional treatments.


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