Preventing Diabetes-Related Complications
Among US adults aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes, crude data for 2015–2018 shown in Appendix Table 10 indicated:
Usual Source for Diabetes Care
- 78.5% reported having at least one usual source of diabetes care, such as a doctor or other health care professional.
- 23.8% met the recommended goal of at least 150 minutes per week of leisure-time physical activity.
- 77.3% reported managing or losing weight to lower their risk for developing certain diseases.
- 56.8% of adults aged 40–75 years were on statin therapy.
A1C, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and Smoking (ABCs)
- 18.2% met all of these criteria: A1C value <7.0%, blood pressure <140/90 mmHg, non-HDL cholesterol <130 mg/dL, and being a nonsmoker (Table 4).
- 35.8% met all of these criteria: A1C value <8.0%, blood pressure <140/90 mmHg, non-HDL cholesterol <160 mg/dL, and being a nonsmoker (Table 4).
|Risk Factor||ABCs goals for many adults||Less stringent ABCs goals|
|Blood Pressure||<140/90 mmHg||<140/90 mmHg|
|Cholesterol, non-HDL||<130 mg/dL||<160 mg/dL|
|Percentage meeting all ABCs goals||18.2 (14.6–22.5)||35.8 (31.7–40.2)|
- National Diabetes Statistics Report
- Prevalence of Both Diagnosed and Undiagnosed Diabetes
- Prevalence of Diagnosed Diabetes
- Incidence of Newly Diagnosed Diabetes
- Prevalence of Prediabetes Among Adults
- Risk Factors for Diabetes-Related Complications
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- Coexisting Conditions and Complications