Author Affiliations: Dr DeAngelis is Editor and Dr Cooper is a Contributing Editor, JAMA.
For patients with diabetes, and for those who treat or study the disease,
the last decade has been one of great progress and promise. Tremendous advances
have been made in understanding the pathogenesis of both type 1 and type 2
diabetes. The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT), published in
19931 and the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes
Study (UKPDS), published in 1998,2 provided
indisputable evidence that near-normal blood glucose levels are desirable
for almost all patients with diabetes.
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