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Story Updated: Apr 26, 2013

Now, a brand new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests while more patients are tracking their sugar levels...many are still struggling to control known risk factors.

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control looked at self-reported data from more than 100-thousand American adults diagnosed with diabetes.

The headlines? Almost half of U.S. adults with the condition are not meeting the recommended goals for diabetes care. And younger adults are less likely to comply with care plans than older ones.

While patients are generally tracking their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels 33.4 to 48.7% of diabetics are still not hitting the target numbers for these important measurements.

Tobacco use, a known risk factor, remained high among diabetics-.and the proportion of obese diabetes patients increased.

On an up note, daily glucose monitoring rose by almost 13 percentage points. And more patients are getting their lipid levels measured and their feet examined. Annual eye and dental exams remained unchanged.

It's now estimated that nearly 19 million American adults have diabetes.

I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the information you need to protect your health.

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