This display highlights the top 10 clinics that helped their adult patients with diabetes meet specific goals for recommended care.
The statewide rate is 45% for all reporting clinics.
This means that for every 100 adult patients with diabetes, 45 met all the goals for recommended care for their diabetes.
How the clinics compare
Measuring high-quality care for diabetes includes reaching specific goals:
- Blood pressure is less than 140/90 mmHg
- Blood sugar (A1c) is less than 8%
- Taking a statin as needed to manage cholesterol
- Being tobacco-free
- Taking an aspirin daily, if appropriate
The featured clinics had rates between 59% and 68% - above the statewide rate of 45% but still showing room to improve.
The MNHealthScores' Featured Clinics list is based on clinic performance for recommended diabetes care for adults.
Data source and dates
This report is based on information from patients who visited their doctor between January 1 and December 31, 2018.
Standards of Care
Standards of care are treatment guidelines that are generally accepted by health care professionals as valid and supported by sound scientific evidence.
Quality diabetes care centers on meeting specific treatment goals. When you meet your treatment goals and have your diabetes under control, you are less likely to develop problems such as nerve damage, kidney disease, eye problems, heart disease, and stroke.
Sucessfully controlling diabetes will help you live a longer, healthier life. We encourage you to talk with your provider if you would like more information on how to manage your diabetes. Explore the resources on MNHealthScores about how to partner with your health care provider, and learn more about diabetes management and prevention.
Creating a community to manage diabetes
Robert Albee found that creating a supportive diabetes community keeps daily challenges from becoming overwhelming.