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Control your blood glucose levels

A 30 year study by Oxford University has shown good blood glucose control in type 2 diabetics leads to greater benefits to overall health in the long term.

Improving blood glucose control reduces the risk of heart attacks, leads to fewer deaths, and reduces the risk of kidney and eye disease. It highlights the need to control blood glucose levels early on.

The blood glucose study

The UK Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) was the first large scale trial to show that complications of type 2 diabetes, such as kidney failure and blindness from eye disease, could be prevented by better blood glucose and blood pressure control.

Newer results show the advantages of earlier improved blood glucose control and a reduced risk of heart attacks by 15% and fewer deaths by 13%.

Researchers comments

Prof Holman of Oxford University, Chief Investigator of the study said, “These results emphasise the importance of detecting and treating diabetes at the earliest opportunity and the major benefits that can be obtained with good blood glucose control.”

Prof Neil added, “UKPDS is a landmark trial that defined the basis for treating type 2 diabetes and has now underscored the need for lifelong good management of blood glucose and blood pressure control.


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