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Testing Cholesterol for Diabetes Patients

Look for differences of at least four percent.

Smaller differences often are not significant

Testing Cholesterol for Diabetes Patients

How HMOs scored on meeting national standards of care
  • 0% (Worse)
  • (Better) 100%
CIGNA HealthCare of CA 95% Horizontal bar, 95 units
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 95% Horizontal bar, 95 units
Western Health Advantage 95% Horizontal bar, 95 units
Blue Cross HMO - CaliforniaCare 94% Horizontal bar, 94 units
Health Net of California, Inc. 94% Horizontal bar, 94 units
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 94% Horizontal bar, 94 units
PacifiCare of California 94% Horizontal bar, 94 units
Aetna Health of California Inc. 93% Horizontal bar, 93 units
Blue Shield of California HMO 93% Horizontal bar, 93 units

About This Rating

What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members with diabetes had their cholesterol level checked to find risk factors for heart disease.

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

Why Is It Important?

High blood sugar is harmful to the blood vessels. So is high cholesterol. Controlling cholesterol is an important part of controlling diabetes. Testing your cholesterol regularly can help keep you from having a heart attack or a stroke.