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Most adults with diabetes, CVD do not meet secondary prevention targets

Ann Marie Navar
PHILADELPHIA — Less than one-third of adults with diabetes and cardiovascular disease achieve goals for secondary prevention, including smoking cessation, use of prophylactic medications, and blood pressure and lipid control, according to a speaker here.
Approximately 41% of adults with the two diseases in North America and about 25% of those in Europe and Latin America meet these targets, indicating that most patients are undertreated, Ann Marie Navar, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, said during her presentation.
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