Researchers and clinicians¬†working with the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery¬†have observed¬†that¬†patients with diabetes with good control of their disease had better clinical outcomes.
In this study of¬†5,731 patients with diabetes,¬†patients were evaluated to see how well¬†their disease control was on three measures selected by Minnesota Community Measurement (MCM): cholesterol, blood pressure and and a blood sugar test.
Patients with less than ideal¬†control in these areas had higher risks¬†for hospitalization, visits to the Emergency Department and death. ¬†These results appeared in the journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and Obesity: Targets and Therapy.
Read more¬†about diabetes and treatment options at Mayo Clinic.