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United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS)

United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS)

a study in England, conducted from 1977 to 1997 in people with Type 2 diabetes. The study showed that if people lowered their blood glucose, they lowered their risk of eye disease and kidney damage. In addition, those with Type 2 diabetes and hypertension who lowered their blood pressure also reduced their risk of stroke, eye damage, and death from long-term complications.