April 16, 2014 10:15 PM

Diabetes study shows a big decline in complications

Federal researchers reported the first broad national picture of progress in combating some of the most devastating complications of diabetes, which affects millions of Americans. Rates of heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and amputations fell sharply over the past two decades. The biggest declines were in the rates of heart attacks and deaths from high blood sugar, which each dropped by more than 60 percent from 1990 to 2010, the period studied.

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