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Diabetes complications are falling while number of cases continues to rise

Posted April 16, 2014, 5:00 pm Stephanie Watson, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch Two reports released this week shed light on the current state of type 2 diabetes in this country, and their conclusions are both promising and sobering. First, the good news: An article in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that rates of diabetes-related problems like heart attack, stroke, and lower-limb amputation are down by more than 50% over…

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