Definitions for "Diabetes Control and Complications Trial"
was a nine year study designed to test whether persistently high blood sugar levels are related to the development of complications in people with type 1 diabetes. The results demonstrated that intensive treatment of individuals with type 1 diabetes can delay the onset and progression of long-term complications in people.
The DCCT was a 10-year study of more than 1,400 people with type 1 diabetes sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. It showed what many diabetes specialists had suspected for years, that tight blood-glucose control significantly reduces risk of all diabetic complications: cardiovascular disease, eye disease (retinopathy), kidney disease (nephropathy), and nerve damage (neuropathy).
DCCT A 10-year study (1983-1993) funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to assess the effects of intensive therapy on the long-term complications of diabetes. The study proved that intensive management of insulin-dependent diabetes prevents or slows the development of eye, kidney, and nerve damage caused by diabetes.