Improvement in diabetes control – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A new study shows that between 1988 and 2012, more people with diabetes are doing better controlling their disease. But Dr. Catherine Cowie at the NIH says, while 19 percent of people are meeting three goals to control diabetes, there are still many who aren’t.
Cowie: In addition, while 50% have met each goal individually that means that roughly 50% also have to meet each of these goals still.
Narrator: The three measures are A1C, which is an average blood sugar measure over the last three months, blood pressure, and cholesterol. They are often called the ABCs of diabetes. For more about diabetes control, visit www.niddk.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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