Primary Care Quality Improvement Report
Diabetes Management through Assessment, Control and Prevention
Over 21 million Americans have diabetes and because diabetes is with you 24/7, knowing what to do to keep it in control is one of the cornerstones of quality care.
Diabetes management can be divided into three categories:
- Assessment– Have your blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and kidney function tested routinely.
- Control – Reach target goals set by the American Diabetes Association for your blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and kidney function.
- Prevention – Avoid complications from diabetes by smoking cessation and being current on your flu vaccination, pneumococcus vaccination, eye exams, and foot exams.
Our most recent report from July, 2013 shows The Austin Diagnostic Clinic Primary Care patients exceed the national average in all three categories of Assessment, Control and Prevention.
What you can do
If you think you are at risk for diabetes, or you have diabetes and need help managing it, make an appointment at The Austin Diagnostic Clinic with a primary care physician to check your blood sugar. Let us help you manage your health.