Diabetic Health Risks Drop Sharply in the US

Diabetic Health Risks Drop Sharply in the US

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Photo by Sun StarStartling progress was discovered by federal researchers in the numbers of American diabetics avoiding serious complications due to their disease over the 20 years from 1990-2010.

Heart attacks dropped by more than 60 percent, while strokes, kidney failure and amputations fell sharply.

“This is the first really credible, reliable data that demonstrates that all of the efforts at reducing risk have paid off,” said Dr. David M. Nathan, director of the Diabetes Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.

(READ the story in the New York Times)

Thanks to Harley Hahn for sending the link!

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