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Complications Related to Diabetes Are Dropping

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW)- Good news for those with diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control report that complications related to diabetes have plunged since 1990.

Heart attacks, hyperglycemia, stroke, amputation, and liver failure are among the complications to show a reduction.

Doctors credit the improvement to advances in clinical care, new medication, and healthier lifestyle choices.

But on the flip side, diabetes diagnoses have nearly tripled during this time. .

"Our jobs, in general, are less active. American's weight is going up. Those two are huge factors," said MD in Endocrinology, Mary Frohnauer, at Gundersen Health System.

Experts recommend a healthy lifestyle to lower your risk of diabetes and encourage regular check-ups with your doctor for early detection.

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