Diabetes and vascular disease: A new international trial

Anushka Patel, John Chalmers, Vivek Chaturvedi, Rochelle Currie, Helen Monaghan, Bruce Neal

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The prevalence of diabetes is increasing, particularly in developing regions of the world. The social and economic consequences of this disease and its complications are enormous. We discuss the scope and implications of the increasing burden of diabetes and describe the rationale and design of a new international study examining blood pressure lowering and glucose control interventions aimed at reducing the risk of vascular complications in people with type 2 diabetes. This study is the first large-scale randomized trial in diabetes to include participants from both lower- and higher-income regions of the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-184
Number of pages5
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes


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