Risk Factor Control Needs More Attention in Diabetes Patients

While studies show blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol management is getting better, there is still much room for improvement.

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Living with diabetes means being especially mindful, not just of your blood glucose levels, but of your blood pressure and cholesterol, too. And while research suggests that patients are doing a better job in those areas, it appears that fewer than one in five individuals with diabetes are actually reaching all three targets. In a study published in the Feb. 15 issue of Diabetes Care, researchers found that blood glucose control was being achieved by more than 52 percent of patients with diabetes between 2007 and 2010, up from just 44 percent in 1999 to 2002.
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