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In a trial with 160 participants who had type 2 diabetes, intensive intervention with multiple drug combinations and behavior modification benefited patients with respect to vascular complications and on rates of death from any cause and cardiovascular causes. One example, shown in the graph below, shows the progression of diabetic retinopathy in the two groups at 4, 8, and 13 year intervals.

Gaede, Peter, Henrik Lund-Andersen, Hans-Henrik Parving, and Oluf Pedersen. Effect of a Multifactorial Intervention on Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes. NEJM. 2008; 358(6): 580-91. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/358/6/580

Reference

Title
Effect of a Multifactorial Intervention on Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes
Publication
NEJM
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Gaede, Peter, Henrik Lund-Andersen, Hans-Henrik Parving, and Oluf Pedersen
Volume & Issue
Volume 358, Issue 6
Pages
580-91
URL
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