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Therapy that keeps blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible in type 1 diabetics, reduces damage to the kidneys by 35-56%. Experts believe that these results can be applied to type 2 diabetics.

The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial: Implications for policy and practice. NEJM. 1993; 329: 1035-6. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199309303291410

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