Preventing Diabetes-Related Complications
Among US adults aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes, crude data for 2013–2016 shown in
Appendix Table 10 indicated:
Usual Source for Diabetes Care
- 77.8% reported having at least one usual source of diabetes care, such as a doctor or other health care professional.
- 24.2% met the recommended goal of at least 150 minutes per week of leisure-time physical activity.
- 77.1% reported managing or losing weight to lower their risk for developing certain diseases.
- 58.4% of adults aged 40–75 years were on statin therapy.
A1C, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and Smoking (ABCs)
- 19.2% 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).
- 36.4% 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||19.2 (15.3–23.9)||36.4 (15.3–23.9)|
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Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention