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AHRQ Reports Declines in Diabetes Care
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Care for people with diabetes, who are at higher risk for disease-related blindness, limb amputations and kidney failure, has been getting worse rather than better, according to an analysis taken from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s latest National Healthcare Disparities Report .

For example, the agency said, the proportion of low income adults age 40 and older with diabetes who had annual recommended blood sugar levels tested, had their eyes examined for retinopathy and their feet examined for nerve damage and circulation issues declined from 39% to 23% between 2002 and 2007.