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Study finds no improvements in diabetes care, gaps persisting

Researchers examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that only 23% of the 2,488 participants with diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes had achieved the composite goal of smoking abstinence, linkage to diabetes care and blood pressure, glycemic and cholesterol level targets in 2005 to 2008, only 25% in 2009 to 2012 and 23% from 2013 to 2016, suggesting no substantial improvement in achieving diabetes treatment targets from 2005 to 2016. The findings in JAMA Internal Medicine also revealed that younger adults, non-Hispanic black patients and women were less likely to achieve the composite targets.

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