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Innovations

Daily Text Messages and Nurse Followup Improve Self-Management Behaviors in Patients with Diabetes, Leading to Better Glycemic Control and Lower Costs 04/28/14

University of Chicago Medicine (a large academic medical center) developed and implemented a program called CareSmarts in which patients with diabetes received several text messages each day...

Adding Diabetes and Hypertension Screening to Oral Health and Hygiene Program Identifies Many Seniors With or at Risk for These Chronic Illnesses 07/17/13

In an expansion of a program known as ElderSmile, which provides oral examinations and oral hygiene education to mostly Hispanic and African-American seniors at community centers throughout...

Teams of Diabetes Educators Regularly Visit Rural Clinics to Coach African-American Patients, Leading to Better Glycemic Control and Potential Cost Savings 11/19/12

Vidant Health, a health system serving a largely rural area, redesigned its care management system for patients with diabetes in three affiliated rural clinics located in medically underserved...

Medicaid Managed Care Plan Offers Patient-Specific, Pay-for-Performance Program, Leading to Improvements in Immunization Rates and Diabetes Care 05/23/12

Hudson Health Plan, a not-for-profit health plan serving Medicaid managed care and Children's Health Insurance Program patients, has designed its pay-for-performance program to work for both large...

Interactive, Web-Based Educational Program Enhances Knowledge, Attitudes, and Health Outcomes in Individuals With Diabetes 09/19/11

In partnership with an unrestricted grant from dLife.com (a for-profit company with a weekly educational television show and a public self-management Web site focused on diabetes), researchers at...

QualityTools

What Is the Hemoglobin A1c Test? 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides information for people with diabetes about the hemoglobin A1c test.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Why should I have the A1c test?
  • What is a good A1c number?
  • How often...
Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers 12/17/07

This brochure for people with diabetes addresses the importance of blood sugar control and describes two tests that determine blood sugar level.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Keeping your blood sugar in control...

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