The number of Americans meeting their diabetes goals – blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol – has increased considerably over a 12-year period, says a new study by the NIH (National Institutes of Health) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and published in Diabetes Care. The authors wrote that from 1988 to 2010, the proportion of diabetes patients in the USA who exceeded or met the three measures that demonstrate good diabetes management increased from approximately 2% to 19%. Each measure, the researchers added, showed significant improvement…