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.
Mitka M. Patients, Physicians Fall Short in Optimal Prevention of Diabetes Complications. JAMA. 2006;295(21):2468. doi:10.1001/jama.295.21.2468
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