Complications of Type 2 Diabetes on the Decline: Which Ones and by How Much?

You have probably read the news by now -- but do you recall the most remarkable rates of decline? Was it in MI? Lower-limb amputations? Death after hyperglycemic crisis? Check your memory with this quick quiz.

A study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine and conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that during the period 1990 through 2010 there were significant declines in the rates of 5 major diabetes-related complications: lower-limb amputation, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), MI, stroke, and death from hyperglycemic crisis.

According to the study findings, which of the following statements is/are false:

A. Lower extremity amputations fell by ~25%
B. The largest reductions occurred for MI (~68%) and hyperglycemic crisis (~64%)
C. The rate of stroke declined ~53%
D. The smallest decline was seen in rates of end-stage renal disease (~28%)
E. A and C
F. A and B
G. A
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