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Sumary of Blood Sugar Control in Diabetes Getting Worse: Study:

  • June 9, 2021 — Fewer adults with diabetes in the United States have well-controlled blood sugar or blood pressure now compared with 10 years ago, a trend that should be a “wake-up call,”.
  • say the authors of a new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine The researchers analyzed data from five large health and nutrition surveys of Americans in the past 20 years, called National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys..
  • In the most recent survey, done from 2015 to 2018, only 22% of people with diabetes had all three measures under good control..
  • said the study’s lead author, Michael Fang, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore..
  • agreed senior study author Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, a professor in the Bloomberg School Department of Epidemiology..
  • “There has been a real decline in glycemic control from a decade ago, and overall, only a small proportion of people with diabetes are simultaneously meeting the key goals of glycemic control, blood pressure control, and control of high cholesterol,”.
  • Selvin suggests that two large clinical trials published in 2008 may partly explain these disturbing new trends..
  • The trials found that treating patients with diabetes medicines to reach very low blood sugar targets did not lower the risk of outcomes such as heart attacks and strokes….

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