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Blood-sugar control early helps diabetics

September 10, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Patients with Type 2 diabetes have a far greater chance of long time survival if they intensely control their blood sugar levels right after diagnosis.A study, published online in the New England Journal of Medicine, followed more than 3,200 people for more than 10 years.

The patients took various drugs to control their disease, but the key factor in eliminating heart attacks was early glucose monitoring, even if that monitoring lapsed in later years.


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