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Diabetes: Blood sugar test

Diabetes is a disease that keeps your body from making or using insulin. Insulin helps your body take sugar from the blood and put it in muscle and fat where it can be used or stored. When you have diabetes, the process of changing food into energy doesn't work well. Sugar builds up in your blood. If blood sugar stays too high, it can slowly cause problems to your heart, kidneys, eyes and feet. If you have diabetes, you need to have regular tests to check your blood sugar. This test is called the A1C test.

To have excellent control of your diabetes, you must pay close attention to your diet, control your portion sizes and get regular exercise. In addition to this, your doctor may prescribe medication that you must take regularly. Some patients must check their blood sugars at home and bring a record of these to each doctor's visit to help monitor how well they are controlling blood sugars between visits.

You can work with your doctor to understand your diabetes and stay healthy. This will help you feel better and lower your chances of having heart disease or other problems due to diabetes.

If you have diabetes, make sure you get regular check-ups that include the following tests:

  • Blood pressure check
  • Blood test for A1c. This test shows the average blood sugar level for 2 to 3 months.
  • Blood test for cholesterol level. This test shows the level of cholesterol, a fat, waxy-like substance, in your blood.
  • Eye exam
  • Blood and urine tests to check how the kidneys are working


There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not produce enough insulin. Type 1 diabetes usually is first diagnosed during childhood. Type 2 diabetes is when the body does not respond as it should to insulin. Both adults and children can get type 2 diabetes.

Who is at risk for diabetes?
Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include:

  • Older age
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Family history of diabetes
  • Having diabetes during a pregnancy. This is called gestational diabetes.
  • Higher than normal levels of blood sugar. This is called impaired glucose tolerance or pre-diabetes.
  • Not exercising enough


Risk factors for type 1 diabetes are less clear than they are for type 2 diabetes. Family history, genetics, and problems with the body’s system for fighting infection give a higher risk for type 1 diabetes.

This measure shows the percent of patients with diabetes in each practice who received at least one A1C test. A higher number is better.

If your doctor's office is not listed it means there was not enough information available to report this measure.

Why it is important:
To help manage your diabetes, you want to keep your blood sugar level as close to normal as possible. Regular A1C tests show what your blood sugar level has been over the last three months. Your doctor will order the test and it is your responsibility to go to a lab to give a blood sample.

What you and your doctor should do:
Good health requires a partnership. Your doctor cannot do it alone. Most people with diabetes need an A1C test every 3-6 months depending on how well your blood sugar is controlled. Your doctor should tell you how often you need to get this test, and you should have the test completed. Your doctor should also let you know the result and what it means for your diabetes control.

How does diabetes affect our community?

  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 8.6% of adults have diabetes in the Kansas City region.
  • In 2003, Kansas City (MO) hospital admissions with diabetes as the principal diagnosis resulted in 5,440 days of care provided with hospital charges over $17 million.

 

Find information and tools to help you manage your diabetes

Greater Kansas City Area Average: 89.1%

National Average: 87%



Information for the 2008 report was provided by six commercial health plans which also included two managed Medicaid health plans. Information for the 2009 and 2010 reports were provided by five commercial health plans and did not include any Medicaid information. The 2011 report reflects information provided by four commercial health plans and also did not include any Medicaid information.


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Practice Name
#
Score
ALVAREZ CLINIC ALVAREZ CLINIC 76 85.5%
0.855
ANTIOCH FAMILY CARE ANTIOCH FAMILY CARE 38 97.4%
0.974
ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY CARE ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY CARE 116 87.9%
0.879
ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY MEDICINE ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY MEDICINE 49 81.6%
0.816
ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE 56 87.5%
0.875
BARRY POINTE FAMILY CARE BARRY POINTE FAMILY CARE 82 92.7%
0.927
BARTLETT FAMILY HEALTHCARE BARTLETT FAMILY HEALTHCARE 40 100%
1
BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS 109 90.8%
0.908
BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY CARE CENTER BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY CARE CENTER 261 88.9%
0.889
BLUE SPRINGS INTERNAL MEDICINE BLUE SPRINGS INTERNAL MEDICINE 99 89.9%
0.899
BRIARCLIFF MEDICAL ASSOCIATES BRIARCLIFF MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 266 84.6%
0.846
CARONDELET PHYSICIANS SERVICES CARONDELET PHYSICIANS SERVICES 113 92.9%
0.929
CENTERPOINT FAMILY PRACTICE CENTERPOINT FAMILY PRACTICE 145 93.1%
0.931
CENTERPOINT INTERNAL MEDICINE CENTERPOINT INTERNAL MEDICINE 99 86.9%
0.869
CENTRAL FAMILY MEDICINE CENTRAL FAMILY MEDICINE 46 93.5%
0.935
CHARTRAND CLINIC CHARTRAND CLINIC 47 85.1%
0.851
CLAY PLATTE FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC CLAY PLATTE FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC 378 95.8%
0.958
COLLEGE PARK FAMILY CARE COLLEGE PARK FAMILY CARE 754 90.6%
0.906
COLLEGE POINT PRIMARY CARE COLLEGE POINT PRIMARY CARE 31 83.9%
0.839
CORNERSTONE FAMILY CARE CORNERSTONE FAMILY CARE 54 87%
0.87
CREEKWOOD FAMILY CARE CREEKWOOD FAMILY CARE 228 89%
0.89
CREEKWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE CREEKWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE 85 90.6%
0.906
DELPHIA FAMILY PRACTICE DELPHIA FAMILY PRACTICE 103 85.4%
0.854
Dr. Charles E McGrath DR. CHARLES E MCGRATH 41 100%
1
Dr. Herbert E Hall DR. HERBERT E HALL 31 61.3%
0.613
Dr. Stephanie M Revels DR. STEPHANIE M REVELS 32 68.8%
0.688
ENCOMPASS MEDICAL GROUP ENCOMPASS MEDICAL GROUP 1687 90.6%
0.906
FAMILY CARE OF EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY FAMILY CARE OF EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY 85 89.4%
0.894
FAMILY CARE OF INDEPENDENCE FAMILY CARE OF INDEPENDENCE 113 88.5%
0.885
FAMILY CARE OF LEES SUMMIT FAMILY CARE OF LEES SUMMIT 61 91.8%
0.918
FAMILY HEALTH GROUP FAMILY HEALTH GROUP 84 90.5%
0.905
FAMILY MEDICAL GROUP FAMILY MEDICAL GROUP 237 88.2%
0.882
FAMILY MEDICINE FAMILY MEDICINE 98 96.9%
0.969
FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES 146 88.4%
0.884
FOXHILL MEDICAL GROUP FOXHILL MEDICAL GROUP 30 86.7%
0.867
FOXWOOD FAMILY MEDICINE FOXWOOD FAMILY MEDICINE 64 90.6%
0.906
GARDNER FAMILY CARE GARDNER FAMILY CARE 73 86.3%
0.863
GASHLAND CLINIC GASHLAND CLINIC 272 88.2%
0.882
GOPPERT-TRINITY FAMILY CARE GOPPERT-TRINITY FAMILY CARE 207 87%
0.87
GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CLINIC GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CLINIC 65 93.8%
0.938
HEARTLAND PRIMARY CARE HEARTLAND PRIMARY CARE 136 92.6%
0.926
HERITAGE PHYSICIANS GROUP HERITAGE PHYSICIANS GROUP 94 83%
0.83
INTERNAL MEDICINE AND RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNAL MEDICINE AND RHEUMATOLOGY 46 89.1%
0.891
INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES 69 85.5%
0.855
INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF OLATHE INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF OLATHE 69 84.1%
0.841
IRICK FAMILY MEDICINE IRICK FAMILY MEDICINE 43 93%
0.93
JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL GROUP JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL GROUP 250 94.4%
0.944
KANSAS CITY FAMILY MEDICAL KANSAS CITY FAMILY MEDICAL 120 92.5%
0.925
KANSAS CITY INTERNAL MEDICINE KANSAS CITY INTERNAL MEDICINE 350 90.9%
0.909
KANZA MULTISPECIALTY GROUP KANZA MULTISPECIALTY GROUP 77 93.5%
0.935
KEARNEY FAMILY MEDICINE KEARNEY FAMILY MEDICINE 57 78.9%
0.789
KIMBALL, SCOTT, KIMBALL, COOPER MD KIMBALL, SCOTT, KIMBALL, COOPER MD 42 97.6%
0.976
KU MEDWEST KU MEDWEST 114 88.6%
0.886
KUPI DEPT OF FAMILY MEDICINE KUPI DEPT OF FAMILY MEDICINE 123 79.7%
0.797
KUPI DEPT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE KUPI DEPT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE 51 90.2%
0.902
LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER 48 97.9%
0.979
LEAWOOD FAMILY CARE LEAWOOD FAMILY CARE 130 90.8%
0.908
LEAWOOD FAMILY PHYSICIANS LEAWOOD FAMILY PHYSICIANS 31 67.7%
0.677
LEE'S SUMMIT CLINIC LEE'S SUMMIT CLINIC 68 89.7%
0.897
LEE'S SUMMIT PHYSICIANS GROUP LEE'S SUMMIT PHYSICIANS GROUP 109 88.1%
0.881
LEES SUMMIT FAMILY MEDICINE LEES SUMMIT FAMILY MEDICINE 37 86.5%
0.865
LIBERTY FAMILY PHYSICIANS LIBERTY FAMILY PHYSICIANS 115 92.2%
0.922
LIBERTY MEDICINE SPECIALISTS LIBERTY MEDICINE SPECIALISTS 33 100%
1
MANNING FAMILY CARE MANNING FAMILY CARE 45 91.1%
0.911
MEDICAL ARTS CENTER MEDICAL ARTS CENTER 34 88.2%
0.882
MEDICAL GROUP OF KANSAS CITY MEDICAL GROUP OF KANSAS CITY 300 90.3%
0.903
MEDICAL PLAZA CONSULTANTS MEDICAL PLAZA CONSULTANTS 36 83.3%
0.833
MID-AMERICA INTERNAL MEDICINE MID-AMERICA INTERNAL MEDICINE 57 94.7%
0.947
MISSION FAMILY HEALTH CARE MISSION FAMILY HEALTH CARE 83 92.8%
0.928
NKC INTERNAL MEDICINE NKC INTERNAL MEDICINE 197 91.9%
0.919
NORTHLAND FAMILY CARE NORTHLAND FAMILY CARE 177 87.6%
0.876
NORTHTOWN MEDICAL GROUP NORTHTOWN MEDICAL GROUP 33 93.9%
0.939
OAK GROVE MEDICAL CLINIC OAK GROVE MEDICAL CLINIC 102 90.2%
0.902
OLATHE FAMILY PHYSICIANS OLATHE FAMILY PHYSICIANS 49 91.8%
0.918
OLATHE FAMILY PRACTICE OLATHE FAMILY PRACTICE 53 86.8%
0.868
OVERLAND PARK FAMILY HEALTH PARTNERS OVERLAND PARK FAMILY HEALTH PARTNERS 48 97.9%
0.979
PARKVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE PARKVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE 34 97.1%
0.971
PAVILLION MEDICAL OFFICE PAVILLION MEDICAL OFFICE 32 90.6%
0.906
PLATTE MEDICAL CLINIC PLATTE MEDICAL CLINIC 40 92.5%
0.925
POWERS FAMILY MEDICINE POWERS FAMILY MEDICINE 62 88.7%
0.887
PROVIDENCE CARE PROVIDENCE CARE 61 93.4%
0.934
QUIVIRA INTERNAL MEDICINE QUIVIRA INTERNAL MEDICINE 76 92.1%
0.921
REGINALD HALL MD REGINALD HALL MD 218 65.6%
0.656
RESEARCH FAMILY PHYSICIANS RESEARCH FAMILY PHYSICIANS 37 83.8%
0.838
ROBINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES ROBINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 77 87%
0.87
SHAWNEE FAMILY CARE SHAWNEE FAMILY CARE 54 85.2%
0.852
SHAWNEE MISSION PHYSICIANS GROUP SHAWNEE MISSION PHYSICIANS GROUP 552 87.5%
0.875
ST. LUKE'S INTERNAL MEDICINE ST. LUKE'S INTERNAL MEDICINE 219 97.3%
0.973
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP 37 94.6%
0.946
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP-BARRY RD ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP-BARRY RD 50 94%
0.94
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL LEE'S SUMMIT ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL LEE'S SUMMIT 253 81%
0.81
ST. LUKE'S PRIMARY CARE SOUTH ST. LUKE'S PRIMARY CARE SOUTH 268 87.3%
0.873
STASTNY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES STASTNY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 67 89.6%
0.896
STATLAND CLINIC STATLAND CLINIC 81 93.8%
0.938
SUNFLOWER MEDICAL GROUP SUNFLOWER MEDICAL GROUP 205 86.3%
0.863
SWOPE HEALTH SERVICES SWOPE HEALTH SERVICES 45 93.3%
0.933
THE LIBERTY CLINIC THE LIBERTY CLINIC 257 89.1%
0.891
TOWN CENTER MEDICAL GROUP TOWN CENTER MEDICAL GROUP 56 82.1%
0.821
UNITED MEDICAL GROUP UNITED MEDICAL GROUP 167 93.4%
0.934
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL 157 84.7%
0.847
WASHINGTON MEDICAL GROUP WASHINGTON MEDICAL GROUP 72 77.8%
0.778
WEST GLEN PRIMARY CARE WEST GLEN PRIMARY CARE 90 88.9%
0.889
WOODS CHAPEL MEDICAL GROUP WOODS CHAPEL MEDICAL GROUP 46 89.1%
0.891