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Intensive treatment for type 1 diabetes is associated with lower risk of death

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h32 (Published 07 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h32
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Initial intensive treatment for type 1 diabetes is associated with a modestly lower all cause mortality rate than conventional therapy, research published in JAMA has shown.

Researchers carried out a long term follow-up study of participants in the original Diabetes Control and Complications Trial, which included 1441 patients with type 1 diabetes who were aged 13 to 39.1 Of these people, 711 were assigned to receive intensive therapy that aimed to get …

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