Diabetes treatment protects the kidneys

Wed, 10 Sep 2008
According to recent reports, jointly controlling blood glucose and blood pressure could help to cut down kidney complications amongst people with type 2 diabetes .

The new research studied a group of 11,140 patients who were treated and followed for a five year period. Controlling blood pressure and blood glucose well could reduce serious kidney complications by as much as a third.

The chief investigator of the George Institute for International Health in Australia, John Chalmers, reportedly commented: "The combination of routine blood pressure (BP) lowering and tighter glucose control confers very substantial benefits with reductions of one third for serious kidney disease, one quarter for cardiovascular death and close to one fifth for death from any cause."
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