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NIH study shows big improvement in diabetes control over past decades
The percentage of people that are using anti-hypertensive medication has significantly increased over this time period. So has the use of cholesterol medications. There statin use has increased dramatically over this time period. And also there’s the use of certain oral diabetes medications such as metformin that is very well tolerated in people with diabetes. In addition, there is more information on healthy behaviors related to obesity and what you can do to try to prevent it — obesity is related to diabetes — people may be improving their lifestyle behaviors over this time period.
About the Author
Senior author Dr. Catherine Cowie [COW-ee], Ph.D., director of the Diabetes Epidemiology Program within the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases explains possible reasons for improvements in diabetes control over past decades.