6 July 2017
Remarkable results of international REMOVAL study

Diabetes medicine shown to have beneficial effect on blood vessels

Administering metformin to patients with type I diabetes does not have a positive effect on blood sugar levels, but it does appear to have a positive effect on the blood vessels. This is an important discovery because cardiovascular disease is a much-feared complication of diabetes. This conclusion follows from the REMOVAL study, a large-scale international study to which doctors from Maastricht UMC+ also contributed.