National Academy of Medicine

Improved Patient Outcomes in 3 Years with a System of Cure for Diabetes

By Frederick J. Bloom, Jr., Thomas R. Graf, Glenn D. Steele, Jr.
October 19, 2012 | Commentary

Diabetes mellitus (DM) and associated complications are increasing in the United States, with prevalence up 40 percent from 2002 to 2010.  Randomized controlled studies have shown reductions in the increased cardiovascular disease risk associated with diabetes when glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure are better controlled and there are standards of care for improving patient outcomes, including recommendations for medical care from physician-coordinated teams.

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