U.S. sees gradual improvements in diabetes management

04/24/2013 | HealthDay News

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed the number of U.S. diabetes patients who reached their blood glucose targets increased by 8% between 1999 and 2010, while nearly 12% more achieved blood pressure goals and 21% more brought down their LDL cholesterol levels during the same period. However, researchers said 33% to 49% of patients were not able to meet their goals on those metrics, while 1 in 5 patients still use tobacco. "The overarching theme is slow and steady improvement," said study author Dr. Mohammed Ali. "We have a good report card, but we have a long way to go in certain aspects."

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