Silver Book Fact

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
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Disease Management Program Increases Use of Diabetes Medicines and Reduces Total Health Spending  
  • Remote Interpretation of Retinal Imaging for DR
    Use of remote interpretation of retinal imaging in diabetics sent via tele-ophthalmology, improved the frequency of screening from 32% to 71% in only 12 months.  
  • During the first year of a community pharmacy services program in 2003 which included 256 diabetes patients who used scheduled consultations, clinical goal setting, monitoring, and collaborative drug therapy management…  
  • The risk of developing eye, kidney and nerve disease is reduced by 40% for every 1% reduction in blood glucose levels.  
  • Anti-VEGF Letter Improvement
    An anti-VEGF therapy for DME improved vision by more than 15 letters in approximately 36-51% of participants in a trial.