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Testing Blood Sugar for Diabetes Patients

Look for differences of at least four percent.

Smaller differences often are not significant

Testing Blood Sugar for Diabetes Patients

How HMOs scored on meeting national standards of care
  • 0% (Worse)
  • (Better) 100%
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 90% Horizontal bar, 90 units
Western Health Advantage 89% Horizontal bar, 89 units
CIGNA HealthCare of CA 88% Horizontal bar, 88 units
Blue Shield of California HMO 86% Horizontal bar, 86 units
Health Net of California, Inc. 86% Horizontal bar, 86 units
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 86% Horizontal bar, 86 units
PacifiCare of California 86% Horizontal bar, 86 units
Aetna Health of California Inc. 84% Horizontal bar, 84 units
Blue Cross HMO - CaliforniaCare 84% Horizontal bar, 84 units

About This Rating

What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members with diabetes had their blood sugar level tested to help manage their 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 your body. If you have diabetes, testing your blood sugar tells you how well you are controlling it. Good care means that you are taught how to test your blood sugar and to test it often.