Paper of the Week: 23rd August 2019 – Yet again, more is not always better


Full reference and title from the journal: Intensive Glucose Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes — 15-Year Follow-up Reaven P.D. et al (2019) N Engl J Med 2019;380:2215-24. This week’s blog is brought to you by: Professor Sir Muir Gray WEB LINK TO PAPER Authors conclusion: “In conclusion, in this group of participants with type 2 diabetes who were at high risk for cardiovascular disease, 5.6 years of intensive glucose lowering to a glycated hemoglobin level of 6.9% did not reduce the incidence of major cardiovascular events over a follow-up of 13.6 years or reduce total mortality or improve quality of life over a total follow-up of 15 years. Although there was a significantly lower risk of [...]