Silver Book Fact

New and emerging technologies have made it easier for people with diabetes to manage their disease. Improved technology came in the form of a continuous glucose monitor, first approved by the FDA in 1999. The new technology enables people with diabetes to monitor their blood glucose levels continuously, rather than just a few times per day.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health, United States, 2009. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics; 2009. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus09.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2009
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • The Diabetes Prevention Program showed that exercise and dietary changes targeting a 7 percent weight loss in participants with prediabetes reduced type 2 development by 58 percent over three years.  
  • Therapy that keeps blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible in type 1 diabetics, reduces damage to the eyes by 76%. Experts believe that these results can…  
  • Therapy that keeps blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible in type 1 diabetics, reduces damage to the kidneys by 35-56%. Experts believe that these results can be…  
  • For every 10 mmHg reduction in systolic blood pressure, the risk of diabetic complications is reduced by 12%.  
  • Medicines Reduce Complications of Diabetes: Diabetes patients treated with medicines are less likely to develop other health problems