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What was the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial?

The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) was a 10-year study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. More than 1,400 people with type 1 diabetes were divided into two groups: those who intensively managed blood glucose levels and those who used standard care. The study showed that keeping the blood glucose level closer to normal reduces the risk of diabetes complications (eye, kidney and nerve disease).

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