We hope to follow the DPP population to learn how long the interventions are effective.

Much to our delight, it appears that this intensive therapy introduced years and years ago seems to have this long-term benefit on heart disease and stroke.

It was amazing. Therapy for six and one-half years seems to have driven a dramatic effect.

I think the fact that they didn't attain the level of success of solo artists probably has something to do with it as well. They may have had some impact, but none are around today. They weren't able to sustain it.

Findings strongly support the implementation of intensive therapy as early as is safely possible and the maintenance of such therapy for as long as possible.

The longer we follow patients, the more we're impressed by the lasting benefits of tight control.

The good news is that intensively controlling glucose significantly reduces heart disease as well as damage to the eyes, nerves, and kidneys in people with type-1 diabetes.

That's a pretty dramatic reduction. Short of curing diabetes, this is one of the final answers in the puzzle as to whether we can decrease the complications from the disease. This adds something very important to the list of things we know we can improve.

This is the most important diabetes news of the year. This is the remaining piece of the puzzle with regard to our ability to take the teeth out of diabetes and make it a less dangerous disease.