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Diabetes: Controlled blood sugar

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.

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 by sticking their fingers and using a home blood sugar meter. Patients should 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 had blood sugar control. An 8.0 or lower score on this measure is better. Control is generally considered as an A1C less than 8.0 or less. Your doctor will help you understand your A1c goal.

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

Why it is important:
Keeping your blood sugars in good control may help to slow the bad effects of diabetes like heart disease, stroke, blindness, amputations from poor circulation and other problems. Patients and physicians need to work together to develop a plan of care that will work well in controlling your A1C levels.

What you and your doctor should do:
Good blood sugar control requires a partnership. Your doctor cannot do it alone. Work with your doctor to understand your diabetes and how to manage your blood sugar levels. Pay close attention to your diet, control your portion sizes and get regular exercise. Monitor your blood sugar at home with finger sticks if your doctor recommends that. This will help you feel better and lower your chances of developing problems.

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.

 

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Greater Kansas City Area Average: 70.7%

National Average: N/A



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 56 58.9%
0.589
ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY CARE ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY CARE 69 63.8%
0.638
ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY MEDICINE ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY MEDICINE 40 67.5%
0.675
ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE 33 78.8%
0.788
BARRY POINTE FAMILY CARE BARRY POINTE FAMILY CARE 71 85.9%
0.859
BARTLETT FAMILY HEALTHCARE BARTLETT FAMILY HEALTHCARE 35 88.6%
0.886
BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS 72 59.7%
0.597
BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY CARE CENTER BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY CARE CENTER 196 70.9%
0.709
BLUE SPRINGS INTERNAL MEDICINE BLUE SPRINGS INTERNAL MEDICINE 58 72.4%
0.724
BRIARCLIFF MEDICAL ASSOCIATES BRIARCLIFF MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 192 71.4%
0.714
CARONDELET PHYSICIANS SERVICES CARONDELET PHYSICIANS SERVICES 65 76.9%
0.769
CENTERPOINT FAMILY PRACTICE CENTERPOINT FAMILY PRACTICE 119 70.6%
0.706
CENTERPOINT INTERNAL MEDICINE CENTERPOINT INTERNAL MEDICINE 83 77.1%
0.771
CENTRAL FAMILY MEDICINE CENTRAL FAMILY MEDICINE 37 78.4%
0.784
CHARTRAND CLINIC CHARTRAND CLINIC 35 82.9%
0.829
CLAY PLATTE FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC CLAY PLATTE FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC 264 73.1%
0.731
COLLEGE PARK FAMILY CARE COLLEGE PARK FAMILY CARE 626 81.6%
0.816
CORNERSTONE FAMILY CARE CORNERSTONE FAMILY CARE 40 77.5%
0.775
CREEKWOOD FAMILY CARE CREEKWOOD FAMILY CARE 192 77.1%
0.771
CREEKWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE CREEKWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE 62 59.7%
0.597
DELPHIA FAMILY PRACTICE DELPHIA FAMILY PRACTICE 71 87.3%
0.873
Dr. Charles E McGrath DR. CHARLES E MCGRATH 40 75%
0.75
ENCOMPASS MEDICAL GROUP ENCOMPASS MEDICAL GROUP 1226 73.2%
0.732
FAMILY CARE OF EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY FAMILY CARE OF EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY 73 64.4%
0.644
FAMILY CARE OF INDEPENDENCE FAMILY CARE OF INDEPENDENCE 96 69.8%
0.698
FAMILY CARE OF LEES SUMMIT FAMILY CARE OF LEES SUMMIT 55 74.5%
0.745
FAMILY HEALTH GROUP FAMILY HEALTH GROUP 72 77.8%
0.778
FAMILY MEDICAL GROUP FAMILY MEDICAL GROUP 203 77.3%
0.773
FAMILY MEDICINE FAMILY MEDICINE 63 54%
0.54
FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES 115 33.9%
0.339
FOXWOOD FAMILY MEDICINE FOXWOOD FAMILY MEDICINE 55 67.3%
0.673
GARDNER FAMILY CARE GARDNER FAMILY CARE 43 79.1%
0.791
GASHLAND CLINIC GASHLAND CLINIC 172 65.1%
0.651
GOPPERT-TRINITY FAMILY CARE GOPPERT-TRINITY FAMILY CARE 163 60.7%
0.607
GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CLINIC GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CLINIC 60 60%
0.6
HEARTLAND PRIMARY CARE HEARTLAND PRIMARY CARE 108 69.4%
0.694
HERITAGE PHYSICIANS GROUP HERITAGE PHYSICIANS GROUP 72 70.8%
0.708
INTERNAL MEDICINE AND RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNAL MEDICINE AND RHEUMATOLOGY 37 54.1%
0.541
INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES 50 70%
0.7
INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF OLATHE INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF OLATHE 49 79.6%
0.796
JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL GROUP JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL GROUP 211 77.3%
0.773
KANSAS CITY FAMILY MEDICAL KANSAS CITY FAMILY MEDICAL 75 77.3%
0.773
KANSAS CITY INTERNAL MEDICINE KANSAS CITY INTERNAL MEDICINE 287 43.9%
0.439
KANZA MULTISPECIALTY GROUP KANZA MULTISPECIALTY GROUP 71 73.2%
0.732
KEARNEY FAMILY MEDICINE KEARNEY FAMILY MEDICINE 43 69.8%
0.698
KIMBALL, SCOTT, KIMBALL, COOPER MD KIMBALL, SCOTT, KIMBALL, COOPER MD 38 76.3%
0.763
KU MEDWEST KU MEDWEST 54 70.4%
0.704
LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER 34 73.5%
0.735
LEAWOOD FAMILY CARE LEAWOOD FAMILY CARE 113 77.9%
0.779
LEE'S SUMMIT CLINIC LEE'S SUMMIT CLINIC 59 93.2%
0.932
LEE'S SUMMIT PHYSICIANS GROUP LEE'S SUMMIT PHYSICIANS GROUP 64 78.1%
0.781
LEES SUMMIT FAMILY MEDICINE LEES SUMMIT FAMILY MEDICINE 30 90%
0.9
LIBERTY FAMILY PHYSICIANS LIBERTY FAMILY PHYSICIANS 90 75.6%
0.756
MANNING FAMILY CARE MANNING FAMILY CARE 39 89.7%
0.897
MEDICAL GROUP OF KANSAS CITY MEDICAL GROUP OF KANSAS CITY 242 68.6%
0.686
MID-AMERICA INTERNAL MEDICINE MID-AMERICA INTERNAL MEDICINE 52 69.2%
0.692
MISSION FAMILY HEALTH CARE MISSION FAMILY HEALTH CARE 73 87.7%
0.877
NKC INTERNAL MEDICINE NKC INTERNAL MEDICINE 166 63.9%
0.639
NORTHLAND FAMILY CARE NORTHLAND FAMILY CARE 145 75.9%
0.759
OAK GROVE MEDICAL CLINIC OAK GROVE MEDICAL CLINIC 65 75.4%
0.754
OLATHE FAMILY PHYSICIANS OLATHE FAMILY PHYSICIANS 32 75%
0.75
OLATHE FAMILY PRACTICE OLATHE FAMILY PRACTICE 32 90.6%
0.906
PARKVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE PARKVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE 31 90.3%
0.903
PLATTE MEDICAL CLINIC PLATTE MEDICAL CLINIC 33 84.8%
0.848
POWERS FAMILY MEDICINE POWERS FAMILY MEDICINE 51 76.5%
0.765
QUIVIRA INTERNAL MEDICINE QUIVIRA INTERNAL MEDICINE 44 65.9%
0.659
REGINALD HALL MD REGINALD HALL MD 127 65.4%
0.654
ROBINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES ROBINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 48 54.2%
0.542
SHAWNEE FAMILY CARE SHAWNEE FAMILY CARE 46 67.4%
0.674
SHAWNEE MISSION PHYSICIANS GROUP SHAWNEE MISSION PHYSICIANS GROUP 407 74.7%
0.747
ST. LUKE'S INTERNAL MEDICINE ST. LUKE'S INTERNAL MEDICINE 70 35.7%
0.357
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL LEE'S SUMMIT ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL LEE'S SUMMIT 101 34.7%
0.347
ST. LUKE'S PRIMARY CARE SOUTH ST. LUKE'S PRIMARY CARE SOUTH 98 58.2%
0.582
STASTNY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES STASTNY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 41 73.2%
0.732
STATLAND CLINIC STATLAND CLINIC 64 78.1%
0.781
SUNFLOWER MEDICAL GROUP SUNFLOWER MEDICAL GROUP 157 61.8%
0.618
SWOPE HEALTH SERVICES SWOPE HEALTH SERVICES 35 17.1%
0.171
THE LIBERTY CLINIC THE LIBERTY CLINIC 213 76.5%
0.765
TOWN CENTER MEDICAL GROUP TOWN CENTER MEDICAL GROUP 45 64.4%
0.644
UNITED MEDICAL GROUP UNITED MEDICAL GROUP 123 78.9%
0.789
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL 52 53.8%
0.538
WASHINGTON MEDICAL GROUP WASHINGTON MEDICAL GROUP 48 77.1%
0.771
WEST GLEN PRIMARY CARE WEST GLEN PRIMARY CARE 64 87.5%
0.875
WOODS CHAPEL MEDICAL GROUP WOODS CHAPEL MEDICAL GROUP 40 65%
0.65