Native Americans Make Progress on DiabetesJanuary 17, 2017 |
by Associated Press
Diabetes-related kidney failure among Native American adults fell by more than half over almost 20 years, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows.
The change is due to improvements in diabetes and kidney care, according to the report.
The new research also found that among these patients, blood sugar control improved 10 percent between 1996 and 2014, and the use of medicine to protect kidneys rose from 42 percent to 74 percent over 5 years.