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Health Complication Percentage Due to Diabetes Reduced in US Adults

Diabetes Complication

US health agency recently reported that the CDC data collected shows that there is a decline in complications that arise due to diabetes. There is a big percentage decline of heart attack, kidney ailments and strokes that are related to diabetes in US adults as per the report.

Diabetes Complication

The data suggest that there is a 70% decline in the heart attack rate that is caused due to high blood pressure between the period 1990 and 2010. Similarly there is a 50% reduction in stroke related cases with over 28% reduction in the kidney ailments like kidney transplant or dialysis with is again related to diabetes, recorded CDC.

Diabetes is still a concern because major population of US adults have this disease with number of cases that have kidney failure due to diabetes have increased with only the percentage showing complications declining. The data further shows that the number of people who have kidney ailments due to diabetes has increased by three times in numbers. Similarly number of people having diabetes has increased from 6.5 million reported in the 1990 to 20.7 million in 2010.

According to Edward Greg, the author of the study and the Chief of the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Etymology and Statistics Branch, the diabetes related complications have reduced because of better medical care and awareness has created self-management in patients. However he added that it is important to choose a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of getting diabetes. Chief further added that, medical care provided should be improved and more emphasis should be placed on preventing the disease in the first place.

The first step according to him to reduce the complication of diabetes is better management of the disease. Screening at the early stage, management of high BP and so on will cut down the complications that arise due to diabetes.

This information was compiled from the reports of the US Renal Data System, the National Hospital Discharge Survey, the US National Vital Statistics System and the National Health Interview Survey. It was published in the New England Journal of medicine.


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