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Intensive glucose control increased mortality and did not prevent cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetes

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R P Byington

Dr R P Byington, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA; bbyingto@wfubmc.edu

QUESTION

In patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease or risk factors, does intensive glucose control prevent cardiovascular events more than standard glucose control?

METHODS

Design:

randomised controlled trial (Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes [ACCORD]).

Allocation:

concealed.

Blinding:

blinded (outcome adjudication committee and …

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  • Source of funding: National Institutes of Health; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; General Clinical Research Centers.

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