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Intensive control of diabetes is better

Intensive glycaemic control reduces the risk of long-term hypertension compared with conventional control, long-term follow up of a six-year trial shows.

Analysis of 20 years of data from 1,375 participants showed that the 2% difference in HbA1c levels at the end of the original study disappeared in follow-up.

Initially there had been no difference in hypertension between the groups, but by the end of the follow-up period intensive therapy was associated with a 20% reduced risk of developing hypertension.

Arch Intern Med 2008; 168:1867-73

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