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Medical News and Perspectives
June 7, 2006

Patients, Physicians Fall Short in Optimal Prevention of Diabetes Complications

JAMA. 2006;295(21):2468. doi:10.1001/jama.295.21.2468

Patients with diabetes can significantly reduce their risk of developing complications associated with the disease if they follow the proper medical treatment programs. But transferring that knowledge into real-world clinical settings continues to be a problem.

The latest reminder comes from a study published in the April issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine showing that less than half of certain patients with diabetes were taking the proper medications.

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