Controlling Blood Sugar for Diabetes Patients
What was measured?What percentage of medical group members with diabetes had well-controlled blood sugar levels?
These results are based on a sample of administrative records from the medical group or HMO.
Blood sugar results were not available for a number of medical groups because the laboratory test results were not available in the computer records that were used for this measure, even if they were recorded in the patient's medical record.
Why is it important?A key goal of diabetes treatment is to control blood sugar levels—high blood sugar is harmful to the body in many ways. Getting the right care to control blood sugar levels includes getting help in planning meals and exercise, testing your blood glucose at home, and taking medications.
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