Ireland: Risk for CKD, CVD Lower for Adults With Evidence of Type 2 Diabetes Remission

Individuals with evidence of remission of type 2 diabetes have a considerably reduced risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published online Jan. 18 in Diabetologia.

Edward W. Gregg, Ph.D., from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in Dublin, and colleagues conducted a multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing the effect of a 12-year intensive lifestyle intervention with that of diabetes support and education on CVD and other long-term outcomes. Based on achievement and duration of diabetes remission, the incidence of CVD and CKD was compared among 4,402 and 4,132 participants, respectively. CVD incidence was defined as any occurrence of nonfatal acute myocardial infarction, stroke, admission for angina, or CVD death; high-risk or very high-risk CKD were defined based on the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes criteria.

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