Improvement in diabetes control – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A study conducted and funded by NIH and the CDC shows big improvements in diabetes control over the past decades. Dr. Catherine Cowie at the NIH says more people are meeting goals in three key markers of diabetes control.
Cowie: It went from 2% in 1988 and is 19% now in 2010. An additional bit of information is that more than 50% of people with diabetes meet each goal individually as we found in 2010.
Narrator: Despite improvement, the results show continued need for better diabetes control. In particular, young people and some minority groups were below average in meeting the goals. For details, 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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