The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) was a study conducted by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), which is part of the United States National Institutes of Health. The DCCT demonstrated that people with Type 1 diabetes could reduce the risk of developing complications, and slow the progression of existing complications, by keeping their blood sugar levels as close to non-diabetic levels as possible.
For more information about the DCCT, see:
- The Effect of Intensive Treatment of Diabetes on the Development and Progression of Long-Term Complications in Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (free full text of the DCCT report)
- How to Apply the Experience from the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial to Children and Adolescents? by Stuart J. Brink discusses the importance of good control in children and adolescents and explains the clinical practices of the New England Diabetes and Endocrinology Center.
- NIDDK Statement on the DCCT
- ADA Position Statement on the DCCT
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