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Innovative diabetes program in Bloomington-Normal, Ill., a success
Date:8/1/2008

cal members with diabetes, and sent them information about diabetes and about the program. Through the program, local physicians became actively engaged in improving the care of diabetics. In addition, BCBSIL hosted diabetes screenings in the workplace and elsewhere throughout the area.

Results Highlights

Of those who participated:

  • Seventy-nine percent had an HbA1c test, an increase of 14 percentage points compared to 2006. The percentage of people with diabetes with controlled blood sugar improved by 13 percentage points.

  • Seventy-six percent were screened for low-density lipoprotein (LDL), up 14 percentage points over 2006. The rate of LDL control increased from 52% to 65%.
  • Eye exams increased as well, by 18 percentage points compared to the year before.
  • An additional 13 percent received medical attention for kidney disease.

"Taking these tests and knowing the results are significant first steps toward better diabetes management. We are encouraged that with early detection, treatment and proper management, people with diabetes may prevent or delay the onset of complications associated with the disease, which range from heart and blood vessel disease, blindness and kidney failure to nerve damage, foot ulcers and urological problems," Mickeisha Armstrong, Manager-Benefits and HRIS, Mitsubishi.


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Contact: Mary Ann Schultz
maryann_schultz@bcbsil.com
312-653-6170
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Source:Eurekalert

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