Intensive Therapy Reduce Kidney Failure Risk

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After a recent study the researchers group of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) and Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) has suggested that people, who have gone through intensive therapy to ease down Type 1 diabetes have less chances of developing kidney diseases in later time. In compared to people, who have not taken the therapy, they have half the risk of developing kidney diseases.
After the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes it is found that blood sugar level start to increase rapidly and that lead to kidney diseases. The researcher group has mentioned that the intensive therapy to control the rise of blood sugar level is also related to control the development of kidney diseases in body. It reduces the risk to half. The study has also claimed that the risk of kidney failure also gets reduced by the therapy but the claim has not yet proved properly.

For the sake of the study researchers chose the patients who came to the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT). The common thing was they all were at the same stage of diabetes – six years after the beginning. Half of them were suggested the intensive therapy while another half were suggested to take standard glucose control. After observing the patients for nearly 22 years the researcher group found that 24 of the intensive therapy group developed kidney function and 8 led to kidney failure while 46 of the standard glucose control group lead to kidney diseases and 16 progressed to kidney failure.

The author of the study Ian H. de Boer who is a kidney specialist at the University of Washington has assured that intensive therapy leads to the reduction of blood sugar level as fast as possible which in turn reduce the risk of kidney diseases.

The study result was appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine Nov. 12.