In type 1 diabetes, improved glucose control slows progression to end-stage renal disease

People with type 1 diabetes who have developed kidney complications can slow the progression of their complications by improving control of their glycemic (blood glucose) levels over the long term.

This finding, which may change clinical practice at many institutions for this population, was drawn from a long-term observational study led by Andrzej Krolewski, MD, PhD, head of Joslin Diabetes Center Section on Genetics and Epidemiology.

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