In a study looking at African Americans, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic Whites, they were found to be equally likely to receive treatment for diabetes (103). However,
African Americans were more likely to have poorly controlled diabetes (HbA1c > 8.0 percent, OR 2.23, 95 percent CI 1.26-3.94) (103).
A cross-sectional study suggests that underuse of recommended preventive-care practices is common among people with diabetes (48). Among this population, 78 percent practiced self-monitoring of blood glucose, 72 percent visited a health-care provider at least once in a 12-month period, 61 percent had their blood glucose examined at least once per year, and 61 percent received a dilated eye examination (48).
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.