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Tight Control and Cardiovascular Disease (Part 2): ACCORD

This is my second report on the large studies of tight blood glucose control and cardiovascular disease risk in Type 2 diabetes that were presented at the ADA Scientific Sessions earlier this month. You can read about the results of the ADVANCE trial in "Tight Control and Cardiovascular Disease (Part 1): ADVANCE." This week, I’ll discuss the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes, or ACCORD, trial. Read More “Tight Control and Cardiovascular Disease (Part 2): ACCORD”

Tight Control and Cardiovascular Disease (Part 1): ADVANCE

Three large studies presented at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Scientific Sessions meeting in the last week have shed some light on the question of whether tight control of blood glucose levels helps prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people with Type 2 diabetes. None of the trials found that tight control was associated with a lower risk of CVD, and one found an increased risk of death among the participants practicing more intensive control. Read More “Tight Control and Cardiovascular Disease (Part 1): ADVANCE”

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