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Controlling Cholesterol for Diabetes Patients

Look for differences of at least four percent.

Smaller differences often are not significant

Controlling Cholesterol for Diabetes Patients

How HMOs scored on meeting national standards of care
  • 0% (Worse)
  • (Better) 100%
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 79% Horizontal bar, 79 units
Blue Shield of California HMO 73% Horizontal bar, 73 units
Aetna Health of California Inc. 72% Horizontal bar, 72 units
Western Health Advantage 72% Horizontal bar, 72 units
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 71% Horizontal bar, 71 units
PacifiCare of California 71% Horizontal bar, 71 units
CIGNA HealthCare of CA 68% Horizontal bar, 68 units
Blue Cross HMO - CaliforniaCare 66% Horizontal bar, 66 units
Health Net of California, Inc. 64% Horizontal bar, 64 units

About This Rating

What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members with diabetes had well-controlled cholesterol 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 the blood vessels. So is high cholesterol. Controlling cholesterol is important to avoiding heart and blood vessel disease and complications like stroke. Your care should help you lower your cholesterol by eating less saturated fat, exercising regularly and taking medicine if you need it.