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Improved control of cholesterol or blood lipids, can reduce diabetic complications by 20-50%.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. National Diabetes Fact Sheet. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease & Prevention; 2005. http://ndep.nih.gov/media/2005_National_Diabetes_Fact_Sheet.pdf?redirect=true. Accessed October 26, 2015

Reference

Title
National Diabetes Fact Sheet
Publisher
Centers for Disease & Prevention
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
URL
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