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Diabetes

Diabetes occurs when there is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood and not enough in the cells of your body. This can interfere with your body’s ability to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.

Care You Should Achieve - Measuring high-quality care for diabetes includes tracking:

  • If your blood pressure is appropriate (less than 140/90 mmHg)
  • If your level of LDL or “bad” cholesterol is appropriate (less than 100mg/dl)
  • If your blood sugar (A1c) is appropriate (less than 8 percent)
  • That you are not using tobacco
  • That you take aspirin daily if appropriate 

Symptoms of diabetes include:

  • frequent trips to the bathroom
  • unquenchable thirst
  • unintended weight loss
  • weakness and fatigue

How Will This Help Me? When patients with diabetes meet these treatment goals, they are less likely to experience complications such as nerve damage, kidney disease, eye problems, heart disease and stroke. Diabetes cannot be cured, but if effectively controlled, patients can lead a healthy life.

More Information About Diabetes - Each year, more than 26,000 Minnesotans are newly diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in Minnesota. More than 1 in 3 adults in Minnesota have diabetes. Rates of diabetes are 8 to 15 times greater in Minnesotans between the ages of 45 and 64 and aged 65 and older compared to 18 to 44 year olds. Diabetes costs Minnesotans $2.68 billion or almost $12,000 per Minnesotan with diabetes. About $1 billion is due to lost productivity. (Minnesota Department of Health)



The Data:

The bar charts and percentages below tell you how well Minnesota physicians and other health care providers help patients to better control their diabetes.

The average provider rating statewide is 38%. This means that nearly 4 out of 10 adult patients with diabetes met all five treatment goals.

High provider numbers are a sign of quality care. Your provider may have a higher or lower rating depending on how many patients met recommended treatment goals. Small differences in these percentages don’t necessarily reflect the quality of your care. It is important to look at the larger differences and talk with your provider if you have questions or concerns.

This report is based on information from patient medical records for services received between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.



= Endocrinologist
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Richard Schoewe MD Roseville55113
65%
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Catalyst Medical Clinic Watertown 55388
62%
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Park Nicollet Clinic - Prairie Center Eden Prairie55344
61%
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Cromwell Medical Clinic-IHN Cromwell 55726
59%
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HealthPartners - Arden Hills Arden Hills55112
59%
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Fairview Rosemount Clinic Rosemount55068
59%
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Edina Sports Health & Wellness Edina55435
59%
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Park Nicollet Clinic - Golden Valley Golden Valley55427
59%
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Entira Family Clinics - White Bear Lake-Bellaire Avenue (formerly Family HealthServices Minnesota - White Bear) White Bear Lake55110
58%
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Park Nicollet Clinic - St. Louis Park Internal Medicine St. Louis Park55416
57%
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Allina Health - North Branch North Branch55056
56%
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Park Nicollet Clinic - Maple Grove Maple Grove55369
56%
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River Falls Medical Clinic-Ellsworth Ellsworth54011
56%
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Park Nicollet Clinic - Shorewood Shorewood55331
55%
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Allina Health - Ramsey Ramsey55303
55%
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Quello Clinic - Edina Edina55435
55%
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Entira Family Clinics - Inver Grove Heights (formerly Family HealthServices Minnesota - Inver Grove Heights) Inver Grove Heights55076
55%
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Mankato Clinic - Mapleton Mapleton56065
54%
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Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Litchfield Clinic (East) Litchfield55355
54%
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Sanford New York Mills Clinic New York Mills56567
54%
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Park Nicollet Clinic - Eagan Eagan55122
54%
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Allina Health - Prescott Prescott54021
54%
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Gundersen Health System - La Crescent Clinic La Crescent55947
53%
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Park Nicollet Clinic - St. Louis Park Family Medicine St. Louis Park55416
53%
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Park Nicollet Clinic - Burnsville Burnsville55337
53%
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HealthPartners - Roseville Roseville55113
53%
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Allina Health - Champlin Champlin55316
52%
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Entira Family Clinics - Shoreview (formerly Family HealthServices Minnesota - Shoreview) Shoreview55126
52%
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Aspen Medical Group - Highland St. Paul55116
52%
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HealthPartners - Elk River Elk River55330
52%
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Allina Health - West St. Paul West St. Paul55118
51%
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Park Nicollet Clinic - Chanhassen Chanhassen55317
51%
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Park Nicollet Clinic - Plymouth Plymouth55447
51%
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Park Nicollet Clinic - Carlson Minnetonka55305
51%
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Fairview Oxboro Clinic Bloomington55420
51%
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Allina Health - Dean Lakes Shakopee55379
51%
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Essentia Health - Ely Clinic Ely55731
51%
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Allina Health - Eagan Eagan55121
51%
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Mankato Clinic - North Mankato North Mankato56003
51%
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Allina Health - Cokato Cokato55321
51%
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Park Nicollet Clinic - Wayzata Wayzata55391
51%
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Park Nicollet Clinic - Prior Lake Prior Lake55372
51%
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HealthPartners - White Bear Lake White Bear Lake55110
50%
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Allina Health - Isles Minneapolis55408
50%
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Allina Health - Elk River Elk River55330
50%
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Quello Clinic - Burnsville Burnsville55337
50%
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Entira Family Clinics - Woodbury (formerly Family HealthServices Minnesota - Woodbury) Woodbury55125
50%
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HealthPartners - Inver Grove Heights Inver Grove Heights55077
50%
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Allina Health - Uptown Minneapolis55408
50%
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Entira Family Clinics - Maplewood/Battle Creek (formerly Family Health Services MN - Afton) Maplewood55119
50%
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