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Controlling Blood Sugar for Diabetes Patients

Look for differences of at least four percent.

Smaller differences often are not significant

Controlling Blood Sugar for Diabetes Patients

How HMOs scored on meeting national standards of care
  • 0% (Worse)
  • (Better) 100%
Blue Shield of California HMO 74% Horizontal bar, 74 units
Health Net of California, Inc. 73% Horizontal bar, 73 units
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 73% Horizontal bar, 73 units
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 72% Horizontal bar, 72 units
Western Health Advantage 72% Horizontal bar, 72 units
CIGNA HealthCare of CA 71% Horizontal bar, 71 units
Blue Cross HMO - CaliforniaCare 69% Horizontal bar, 69 units
PacifiCare of California 69% Horizontal bar, 69 units
Aetna Health of California Inc. 68% Horizontal bar, 68 units

About This Rating

What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members with diabetes had well-controlled blood sugar levels?

These results are based on a sample of HMO patient administrative and medical records.

Why Is It Important?

High blood sugar is harmful to your body. Controlling your blood sugar helps you avoid serious health problems like blindness and heart disease. Good care means that you get help to control your blood sugar level by: planning proper meals, exercising, testing your blood sugar at home and taking your medicine.