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Better Diabetes Control on the Anvil

by Rajashri on  September 9, 2008 at 3:07 PM Diabetes News   - G J E 4
 Better Diabetes Control on the Anvil
Devices manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, Medtronic and DexCom Inc can all help keep blood sugar levels within the desired range in type 1 diabetes patients, researchers reported.

Better sugar control may reduce complications like blindness, kidney failure, heart disease or amputation.
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These findings were presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting in Rome and also reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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In the study 322 adults and children were randomly assigned to use either a continuous monitoring device or to proceed as before.

The researchers said that 30% of the people who used the devices got their hemoglobin a1c readings below 7 as compared to 7 percent who used traditional methods to monitor their sugar levels.

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