Clinical care accounts for a fraction of the impact on patient health. When it comes to managing diabetes, high blood pressure and heart failure, patients have a critical role to play to avoid serious complications.

Studies show that people do better when they actively work together with their doctors and other members of the health care team. Patients who are involved in their care, knowledgeable about their condition, ask questions and work with their health care providers to set goals can live well with these conditions.

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