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Progress in diabetes care has not improved outcomes in US, study finds

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 15 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5166
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Advances made in diabetes care over the past decade have not translated into improved outcomes among adults in the US, a study has found.1

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital looked at whether there had been any changes in achievement of diabetes treatment targets at the population level in the US from 2005 to 2016. They found no significant improvement in any of the individual targets over the period and that just one in four adults with diagnosed diabetes achieved all of their targets.

The paper, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, analysed cross sectional data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. It included …

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