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In Preventing Diabetes-Related Heart Disease, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Targets are Higher Priorities than Blood Sugar
Date:1/28/2013

moted and shared with other health systems outside Kaiser Permanente.

This study marks the latest effort by Kaiser Permanente to better understand the impacts of diabetes. Last year, a Kaiser Permanente study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine found that when patients with diabetes experience interruptions in health insurance coverage, they are less likely to receive the screening tests and vaccines they need to protect their health. The study found this was true even when patients received free or reduced-cost medical care at federally funded safety-net clinics.

Authors of the paper include Gregory A. Nichols , PhD, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, Ore., and Sandra Joshua-Gotlib , MSPH and Shreekant Parasuraman , PhD, from AstraZeneca LP, Wilmington, Del. Funding for the study was provided by AstraZeneca LP and Bristol-Myers Squibb, which make diabetes medications. The lead author has no affiliation with the companies and retained control of the data, analyses and manuscript.

About the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

The Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, founded in 1964, is a nonprofit research institution dedicated to advancing knowledge to improve health. It has research sites in Portland, Ore., Honolulu, and Atlanta.

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