Improvement in diabetes control – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers stress the importance for people with diabetes to meet or exceed three key measures that demonstrate good diabetes management. Dr. Catherine Cowie at the NIH says when these measures fall outside the healthy ranges, people are more likely to be burdened by the complications of diabetes.
Cowie: These include heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, amputation. Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness, of kidney disease, and of not traumatic amputations.
Narrator: Recent study results show improvement, but continued need for better diabetes control. In particular, young people and some minority groups are below average in meeting goals. For more on diabetes, 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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