From the mid-1990s to 2002, hospitalizations for diabetes-related conditions dropped by 35% and the incidence of end-stage kidney disease fell 30%, researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.
The CDCâ€™s latest numbers on diabetes confirm that the disease is skyrocketing in the U.S.
Seven out of 1,000 U.S. adults aged 18-79 years were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2003. Thatâ€™s 41 percent higher than the number in 1997 (five new cases out of 1,000 people).
And there is always ways to improve …
Hamilton, ON (June 14, 2005) â€“ Results of an all-Canadian study announced June 13 at an international diabetes congress demonstrate that patients with type 2 diabetes can safely achieve target blood sugar (glycemic) levels faster and more frequently when insulin glargine (a basal, long-acting insulin) is added to therapy, versus using oral agents alone. In addition to achieving better glycemic control, patients using insulin glargine expressed increased satisfaction with their treatment and experienced improved quality of life.
Amy has an interview with Dr. Richard Jackson from the Joslin Diabetes Center here.Category : Diabetes | Tags :