Treatments for diabetes might not be effective

March 4, 2011 2:54:16 PM PST
Diabetes is reportedly often going undiagnosed and in addition not being treated properly.

According to the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, this could be putting millions of people worldwide at risk for early death.

U.S. researchers determined nearly 90 percent of U.S. adult diabetics have ineffective treatment of blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol.

Seven countries were included in the study.

In the U.S., diagnosis and effective treatment was twice as likely for people with health insurance as those without.