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Personalised care for patients with type 2 diabetes reduces complications, study finds

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 15 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2393
  1. Lilian Anekwe
  1. 1BMJ

People with type 2 diabetes who work with their doctors to set individual goals for their treatment have a reduced risk of developing complications, according to a study that followed patients for 19 years.

Researchers from Denmark followed up patients who had taken part in the Diabetes Care In General Practice study—a randomised controlled trial that assessed the effect of six years of structured personal care compared with routine care.1 This study involved 474 general practitioners (GPs) who …

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