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Reducing cardiovascular risk in diabetics
Los Angeles Times - Cathryn Delude

Is tight glucose control good at reducing cardiovascular risks in diabetics? The data are conflicting, but it is beginning to appear that the answer is yes for some patients but no for others. In diabetes, every 1% rise in blood sugar level increases by about 20 the risk of heart attack and stroke, which are the disease’s major killers. So doctors and diabetes experts long assumed that lowering a patient’s blood sugar, or glucose, would bring about a parallel reduction in cardiovascular risk.

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