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NIDDK Director's Update

Fall Update 2013

Director's Note

We are so glad to be back in our offices, labs and with patients after the federal shutdown, and to be back supporting so many important research efforts. As many of you have experienced firsthand, the impact of a single study can ripple far beyond its primary results. For evidence, just look at the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications study, the findings from which have meant that millions of people with diabetes may prevent or delay debilitating and often fatal complications from the disease.

Now that study is in its 30th year, and it’s still making waves. At the American Diabetes Association’s annual Scientific Sessions in Chicago in June, researchers presented the study’s latest findings, showing even greater evidence that early intensive blood glucose control to treat type 1 diabetes prevents complications even decades later. More »​​​​​

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