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Intensive blood sugar control doesn’t have lasting cardiovascular benefits for those with diabetes

By: Medha Munshi, MD, Contributor In 2009, the New England Journal of Medicine published results from the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT). The study found that intensive glucose (blood sugar) control in older men with longstanding type 2 diabetes did not significantly reduce their risk of major cardiovascular (CV) events, including heart attack, stroke, and death from CV causes, compared with standard blood sugar control. …

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