Silver Book Fact

Blood pressure control reduces the risk of heart disease or stroke among Americans with diabetes by 33-50%.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2007. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; June 2008

Reference

Title
National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2007
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
June 2008
Authors
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • For diabetes patients aged 55 and older, medical nutrition therapy was found to reduce the use of hospital services by 9.5% and physicians services by 23.5%.  
  • A statin initiation intervention aimed at Medicare Part D prescription drug plan subscribers with diabetes or coronary artery disease was successful in increasing statin use among this group of members…  
  • Every additional dollar spent on the overall treatment of type 2 diabetes has produced health gains valued at $1.49.  
  • Every additional dollar spent on screening and treating diabetic eye disease in type 2 diabetics on insulin has produced health gains valued at $36.  
  • The risk of developing eye, kidney and nerve disease is reduced by 40% for every 1% reduction in blood glucose levels.