People with type 2 diabetes derive benefit from earlier detection and treatment, suggests a decade-long follow-up of the Anglo-Danish-Dutch Study in General Practice of Intensive Treatment and Complication Prevention in Type 2 Diabetic Patients Identified by Screening (ADDITION-Europe).
“The 10-year follow-up findings support the use of intensive treatment of type 2 diabetes soon after diagnosis and have implications for policy relating to early detection and subsequent management of type 2 diabetes in primary care,” said Simon Griffin, MD.
Griffin, the study lead from the University of Cambridge, UK, presented the findings at the virtual European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting 2020.
Although the difference in the primary outcome between the intensive treatment and routine care groups favored the former, the difference was not statistically significant.
Still, “It looks like early intensive treatment of multiple risk factors soon after diagnosis is safe and seems to lower cardiovascular