How does tight blood glucose control affect kidney and nerve disease?

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According to the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial, tight blood glucose control reduced the risk of kidney disease by 50 percent and that of nerve disease by 60 percent. Study volunteers, who ranged in age from 13 to 39, were too young to develop many heart-related problems, but were monitored for some of the signs of cardiovascular disease. The study found that those on intensive management had a 35 percent lower risk of developing high cholesterol levels, a major contributor to heart disease.

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