Diabetes-Related Problems Drop Over Last 2 Decades

April 16, 2014 9:06 PM

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Diabetes-Related Problems Drop Over Last 2 Decades

Rates of certain serious, diabetes-related health problems have decreased substantially in the last two decades, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Between 1990 and 2010, the rate of heart attacks and death from high blood sugar declined by more than 60 percent among people with diabetes, the study found. And rates of stroke and lower-limb amputations (including amputations of the upper and lower legs, ankles, feet and toes) declined by about 5...

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