Action About A1Cs

Primary Care Docs Evaluated on Diabetes Care

| Apr 1, 2004

When your last A1C registered at more than 7 percent, did your primary care physician take action to lower it?

The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Aurora, Colorado, conducted a cross-sectional study in two practice-based research networks when A1C results were reviewed for 483 non-pregnant type 2 patients aged 18 years and older.

Surveys were completed by at least 88 providers at 19 clinics.

The action rate for patients with A1Cs greater than 7 percent was 70.7 percent. Patients who were African american or had Medicare without medication insurance had lower rates of action.

According to the researchers, the most common reasons providers reported for inaction were “patient improving/doing well,” “competing demands” and “hypoglycemic risk.”

-Diabetes Care, January 2004

Click Here To View Or Post Comments

Categories: A1c Test, Diabetes, Diabetes, Hospital Care, Professional Issues, Type 2 Issues

Take the Diabetes Health Pump Survey
See What's Inside
Read this FREE issue now
For healthcare professionals only
  • 12th Annual Product Reference Guide
  • Insulin Syringe Chart
  • Insulin Pen Needles Chart
  • Fast-Acting Glucose
  • Sharps Disposal
  • Blood Glucose Meters Chart
  • Insulin Pumps Chart
See the entire table of contents here!

You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View

See if you qualify for our free healthcare professional magazines. Click here to start your application for Pre-Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Pharmacist and Diabetes Health Professional.

Learn More About the Professional Subscription

Free Diabetes Health e-Newsletter

Top Rated
Print | Email | Share | Comments (0)

You May Also Be Interested In...

Click Here To View Or Post Comments

Comments 0 comments - Apr 1, 2004

©1991-2015 Diabetes Health | Home | Privacy | Press | Advertising | Help | Contact Us | Donate | Sitemap

Diabetes Health Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.