Diabetics in the U.S. and Six Other Countries Ineffectively Treated

Millions of people worldwide may be at risk of early death from diabetes as a result of poor diagnosis and ineffective treatment. A new study found problems with diabetes treatment in Colombia, England, Iran, Mexico, Scotland, Thailand, and the United States.

In the United States alone, nearly 90 percent of adult diabetics have blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol that are not treated effectively.  In Thailand, 62 percent of diabetic men are undiagnosed or untreated, and in Scotland, researchers had difficulty finding women with diabetes who had met the targets for managing the risks.

Science Daily reports:

“In an attempt to determine the cause of the low rates of diagnosis and effective treatment, researchers examined a range of factors and found that there were no inequalities in diagnosis and treatment of diabetes related to socioeconomic status.”

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