Decline in Diabetes-Related Complications

Decline in Diabetes-Related Complications

“These findings show that we have come a long way in preventing complications and improving quality of life for people with diabetes,” said Edward Gregg, Ph.D., a senior epidemiologist in CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation and lead author of the study. “While the declines in complications are good news, they are still high and will stay with us unless we can make substantial progress in preventing type 2 diabetes.”

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Precautionary steps to prevent stroke

Precautionary steps to prevent stroke

Researchers are continuing to report significant progress in their efforts to reduce the nation’s rate of stroke deaths, but they still have a long way to go.

According to the American Heart Association, more than 137,000 people died of stroke in 2006. There are also said to be about 6.4 million Americans who have survived a stroke.

While stroke is still the nation’s third-leading killer, the AHA also noted that the death rate from strokes fell 33.5 percent between 1995 and 2005, while the number of actual stroke deaths fell by 18.4 percent.

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