Intensive glycemic control of patients with type 1 diabetes reduces the risk of developing diabetic foot ulcers.
Early and intensive glycemic control among patients with type 1 diabetes reduces the long-term risk of developing diabetic foot ulcers, according to a new study recently published in the international journal Diabetes Care.
Participants were initially enrolled in the Diabetes Complications and Control Trial (DCCT) study, where they were randomized to receive either intensive or conventional insulin therapy and followed for 6.5 years on average. In the DCCT era, participants had diabetes for 1 to 15 years. Subsequently, 1,408 of the DCCT patients were followed up for more than 23 years in the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) study.
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