Approximately 10% of people with diabetes in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) receive evidence-based care (comprehensive care proven to reduce diabetes-related problems). In the United States according to surveys conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 78% of people with diabetes have at least one usual source of diabetes care. About 36% of adults with diabetes are receiving evidence-based care because they meet targets for blood sugar (A1C of less than 8.0%) control, blood pressure (below 140/90 mmHG), cholesterol levels (non-HDL below 160 mf/dL), and being a nonsmoker . . .
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