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Diabetes Ten City Challenge Collaborative Model Shows Improved Patient Health Across Key Clinical Indicators

reased patient satisfaction in the early stages, the economic benefits follow."

Key Findings

The report released today analyzed aggregate data on 914 DTCC participants who were in the program at least three months as of September 30, 2007. It documented clinical improvements in all the recognized standards for diabetes care, including:

-- Decreases in laboratory measures (mean) for hemoglobin A1c (a

laboratory test showing the patient's average blood sugar control over

the previous two to three months), LDL cholesterol and blood pressure

over the initial year of the program

-- Increases in the number of participants with current influenza

vaccinations, foot examinations and eye examinations

-- 21% increase in the number of participants achieving the American

Diabetes Association goal of A1c level <7.0

-- Increase from 43.8% to 57.7% in participants achieving nationally

recognized National Cholesterol Education Program goals for LDL


-- 15.7% increase in the number of people achieving recognized goals for

systolic blood pressure

Other Key Data

-- The number of DTCC participants who felt their overall diabetes care

was "very good to excellent" increased from 39% to 87%

-- More than 97% of participants reported being "very satisfied" or

"satisfied" with diabetes care provided by DTCC pharmacists

-- The number of participants with self-management goals to control their

diabetes also increased significantly over the course of the program:

the number of people with nutrition goals increased from 22% to 66%;

the number of people with weight goals increased from 23% to 64%; and

the number of participants with exercise goals increased from 24% to


"The data show significant improvement in all clinical and diabetes care indicators measured," said

SOURCE American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation
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