Renal denervation aids diabetes

Catheter-based renal denervation technology is used to reduce sympathetic nervous system activity, thereby reducing blood pressure.

Speaking to MO ahead of the World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne, study leader Professor Markus Schlaich said some patients with type 2 diabetes who underwent the technique were able to reduce their dose or number of oral antidiabetic medications.

Professor Schlaich, who is the head of the neurovascular hypertension and kidney disease laboratory at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, said fasting glucose