• This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
« Back to Glossary Index

Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)

Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)
Nicole Thomas

A study by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, conducted from 1983 to 1993 in people with Type 1 diabetes. The study showed that intensive therapy, compared to conventional therapy, significantly helped prevent or delay diabetes complications. Intensive therapy included multiple daily insulin injections or the use of an insulin pump with multiple blood glucose readings each day. Complications followed in the study included diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy and nephropathy.

« Back to Glossary Index