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March 11, 2015

Diabetes and Minnesota Community Measurement

By Jon Ebbert

CSHCDResearchers and clinicians working with the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery have observed that patients with diabetes with good control of their disease had better clinical outcomes.

In this study of 5,731 patients with diabetes, patients were evaluated to see how well their disease control was on three measures selected by Minnesota Community Measurement (MCM): cholesterol, blood pressure and and a blood sugar test.

Patients with less than ideal control in these areas had higher risks for hospitalization, visits to the Emergency Department and death.  These results appeared in the journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and Obesity: Targets and Therapy.


Read more about diabetes and treatment options at Mayo Clinic.

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