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The Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications Study (EDIC)

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Updated January 12, 2009

Definition:

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications Study (EDIC) began in 1994 using the same cohort of participants from the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial(DCCT). The EDIC study is specifically designed to use the results from the DCCT as a base and further assess how intensive glucose control affects the development and progression of heart and blood vessel complications that can stem from type 1 diabetes.

The EDIC study, which is conducted at 28 clinical centers throughout North America, considers the influence of genetic factors, hemoglobin A1C, blood pressure, fatty acids such as cholesterol and treatment modalities on the development and progression of these complications. The study will continue until 2016.

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