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Therapy that keeps blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible in type 1 diabetics, reduces damage to the eyes by 76%. Experts believe that these results can also be applied to type 2 diabetics.

Lasker R. The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial: Implications for policy and practice. NEJM. 1993; 329. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199309303291410

Reference

Title
The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial: Implications for policy and practice
Publication
NEJM
Publication Date
1993
Authors
Lasker R
Pages
1035-6
URL
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