Health: The ABCs Of Diabetes

With the disease at epidemic levels, new guidelines go beyond blood sugar

Lots of people--even some doctors--think of diabetes as just a "sugar disease," a failure of the body to manage the levels of glucose in the blood. But as a growing number of studies have shown, folks with diabetes have to do a lot more to stay healthy than control their blood sugar. They need to take extra care to make sure that their blood pressure and cholesterol levels stay well within the normal range. To that end, the American College of Physicians (ACP) issued new guidelines last week that will help ensure that doctors treating diabetics take all aspects of the...

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