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Do Americans Have Diabetes Under Control?

About 18-million Americans are diagnosed diabetics, but a new report indicates only half of them appear to have the condition under control.

The report from the agency for healthcare research and quality finds about 55-percent of adults with diabetes had optimal blood sugar and cholesterol levels in 2006. They're problems that doctors say can increase complications in people with diabetes, like heart attack or stroke.

Uncontrolled diabetes was found to be especially prevalent among Mexican-Americans and black patients.


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