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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Potential to Manage Diabetes

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  • Improved understanding of diabetes risk factors
    • Improved weight control lowers the risk of diabetes
  • Earlier diagnosis and treatment
    • Diabetes is diagnosed years earlier, providing opportunity to treat before complications occur
  • Tight management of diabetes prevents disability
    • Clinical trials show that tight blood sugar and blood pressure control prevent many complications, including stroke, heart attack, and death
  • Advances in treatment
    • New drugs emerge to control sugar and prevent complications

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