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Diabetes: Cholesterol control

Persons with diabetes are at increased risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). Lowering cholesterol levels can reduce the risk for heart attacks in all patients - especially in patients with diabetes.

There are two types of cholesterol: good and bad. "Bad cholesterol" can build up and block the flow of blood through your body. This can cause a heart attack or stroke. The medical term for "bad cholesterol" is "LDL." The bad cholesterol (LDL) goal for most patients with diabetes is less than 100.

To have excellent control of your cholesterol, 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.

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

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 "bad cholesterol" or "LDL" in the controlled range. A higher score for this measure is better. Controlled cholesterol is generally considered as an LDL less than 100.

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

Why it is important:
The results of your blood test lets you and your doctor know if your "bad cholesterol" is too high. If it is too high, talk with your doctor about what you can do to lower it. Patients and physicians need to work together to develop a plan of care that will work well in controlling your LDL levels. This may include using a medicine to lowering your cholesterol in addition to diet and exercise.

What you and your doctor should do:
Good control of your cholesterol requires a partnership. Your doctor cannot do it alone. Your doctor should order the blood test to check your LDL level and talk with you about the results. It is your responsibility to follow up and get the test done. You should also pay close attention to your diet, control your portion sizes, and get regular exercise between visits to your doctor.

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: 57.8%

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 44 40.9%
0.409
ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY CARE ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY CARE 61 55.7%
0.557
ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE 32 65.6%
0.656
BARRY POINTE FAMILY CARE BARRY POINTE FAMILY CARE 67 74.6%
0.746
BARTLETT FAMILY HEALTHCARE BARTLETT FAMILY HEALTHCARE 32 71.9%
0.719
BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS 79 50.6%
0.506
BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY CARE CENTER BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY CARE CENTER 169 55%
0.55
BLUE SPRINGS INTERNAL MEDICINE BLUE SPRINGS INTERNAL MEDICINE 55 54.5%
0.545
BRIARCLIFF MEDICAL ASSOCIATES BRIARCLIFF MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 193 60.6%
0.606
CARONDELET PHYSICIANS SERVICES CARONDELET PHYSICIANS SERVICES 66 53%
0.53
CENTERPOINT FAMILY PRACTICE CENTERPOINT FAMILY PRACTICE 108 64.8%
0.648
CENTERPOINT INTERNAL MEDICINE CENTERPOINT INTERNAL MEDICINE 73 61.6%
0.616
CENTRAL FAMILY MEDICINE CENTRAL FAMILY MEDICINE 34 47.1%
0.471
CHARTRAND CLINIC CHARTRAND CLINIC 34 76.5%
0.765
CLAY PLATTE FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC CLAY PLATTE FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC 256 55.1%
0.551
COLLEGE PARK FAMILY CARE COLLEGE PARK FAMILY CARE 625 64.6%
0.646
CORNERSTONE FAMILY CARE CORNERSTONE FAMILY CARE 43 65.1%
0.651
CREEKWOOD FAMILY CARE CREEKWOOD FAMILY CARE 169 55%
0.55
CREEKWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE CREEKWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE 62 41.9%
0.419
DELPHIA FAMILY PRACTICE DELPHIA FAMILY PRACTICE 71 74.6%
0.746
Dr. Charles E McGrath DR. CHARLES E MCGRATH 34 55.9%
0.559
ENCOMPASS MEDICAL GROUP ENCOMPASS MEDICAL GROUP 1276 55.9%
0.559
FAMILY CARE OF EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY FAMILY CARE OF EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY 72 52.8%
0.528
FAMILY CARE OF INDEPENDENCE FAMILY CARE OF INDEPENDENCE 82 65.9%
0.659
FAMILY CARE OF LEES SUMMIT FAMILY CARE OF LEES SUMMIT 47 70.2%
0.702
FAMILY HEALTH GROUP FAMILY HEALTH GROUP 66 56.1%
0.561
FAMILY MEDICAL GROUP FAMILY MEDICAL GROUP 188 61.2%
0.612
FAMILY MEDICINE FAMILY MEDICINE 82 67.1%
0.671
FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES 104 25%
0.25
FOXWOOD FAMILY MEDICINE FOXWOOD FAMILY MEDICINE 52 57.7%
0.577
GARDNER FAMILY CARE GARDNER FAMILY CARE 45 53.3%
0.533
GASHLAND CLINIC GASHLAND CLINIC 165 53.3%
0.533
GOPPERT-TRINITY FAMILY CARE GOPPERT-TRINITY FAMILY CARE 148 57.4%
0.574
GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CLINIC GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CLINIC 54 61.1%
0.611
HEARTLAND PRIMARY CARE HEARTLAND PRIMARY CARE 99 56.6%
0.566
HERITAGE PHYSICIANS GROUP HERITAGE PHYSICIANS GROUP 70 64.3%
0.643
INTERNAL MEDICINE AND RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNAL MEDICINE AND RHEUMATOLOGY 35 60%
0.6
INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES 50 52%
0.52
INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF OLATHE INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF OLATHE 42 45.2%
0.452
IRICK FAMILY MEDICINE IRICK FAMILY MEDICINE 38 50%
0.5
JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL GROUP JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL GROUP 199 72.4%
0.724
KANSAS CITY FAMILY MEDICAL KANSAS CITY FAMILY MEDICAL 69 71%
0.71
KANSAS CITY INTERNAL MEDICINE KANSAS CITY INTERNAL MEDICINE 279 40.1%
0.401
KANZA MULTISPECIALTY GROUP KANZA MULTISPECIALTY GROUP 68 51.5%
0.515
KEARNEY FAMILY MEDICINE KEARNEY FAMILY MEDICINE 41 68.3%
0.683
KIMBALL, SCOTT, KIMBALL, COOPER MD KIMBALL, SCOTT, KIMBALL, COOPER MD 39 71.8%
0.718
KU MEDWEST KU MEDWEST 63 66.7%
0.667
LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER 37 75.7%
0.757
LEAWOOD FAMILY CARE LEAWOOD FAMILY CARE 110 56.4%
0.564
LEE'S SUMMIT CLINIC LEE'S SUMMIT CLINIC 55 70.9%
0.709
LEE'S SUMMIT PHYSICIANS GROUP LEE'S SUMMIT PHYSICIANS GROUP 61 60.7%
0.607
LEES SUMMIT FAMILY MEDICINE LEES SUMMIT FAMILY MEDICINE 31 58.1%
0.581
LIBERTY FAMILY PHYSICIANS LIBERTY FAMILY PHYSICIANS 90 70%
0.7
MANNING FAMILY CARE MANNING FAMILY CARE 37 67.6%
0.676
MEDICAL GROUP OF KANSAS CITY MEDICAL GROUP OF KANSAS CITY 240 58.8%
0.588
MID-AMERICA INTERNAL MEDICINE MID-AMERICA INTERNAL MEDICINE 46 47.8%
0.478
MISSION FAMILY HEALTH CARE MISSION FAMILY HEALTH CARE 73 50.7%
0.507
NKC INTERNAL MEDICINE NKC INTERNAL MEDICINE 141 57.4%
0.574
NORTHLAND FAMILY CARE NORTHLAND FAMILY CARE 134 68.7%
0.687
OAK GROVE MEDICAL CLINIC OAK GROVE MEDICAL CLINIC 61 44.3%
0.443
OLATHE FAMILY PHYSICIANS OLATHE FAMILY PHYSICIANS 31 61.3%
0.613
PARKVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE PARKVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE 30 73.3%
0.733
POWERS FAMILY MEDICINE POWERS FAMILY MEDICINE 49 59.2%
0.592
PROVIDENCE CARE PROVIDENCE CARE 39 51.3%
0.513
QUIVIRA INTERNAL MEDICINE QUIVIRA INTERNAL MEDICINE 43 69.8%
0.698
REGINALD HALL MD REGINALD HALL MD 126 42.1%
0.421
ROBINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES ROBINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 38 60.5%
0.605
SHAWNEE FAMILY CARE SHAWNEE FAMILY CARE 45 46.7%
0.467
SHAWNEE MISSION PHYSICIANS GROUP SHAWNEE MISSION PHYSICIANS GROUP 412 70.4%
0.704
ST. LUKE'S INTERNAL MEDICINE ST. LUKE'S INTERNAL MEDICINE 92 25%
0.25
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL LEE'S SUMMIT ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL LEE'S SUMMIT 120 45.8%
0.458
ST. LUKE'S PRIMARY CARE SOUTH ST. LUKE'S PRIMARY CARE SOUTH 98 53.1%
0.531
STASTNY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES STASTNY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 39 51.3%
0.513
STATLAND CLINIC STATLAND CLINIC 63 76.2%
0.762
SUNFLOWER MEDICAL GROUP SUNFLOWER MEDICAL GROUP 149 48.3%
0.483
THE LIBERTY CLINIC THE LIBERTY CLINIC 185 54.6%
0.546
TOWN CENTER MEDICAL GROUP TOWN CENTER MEDICAL GROUP 40 62.5%
0.625
UNITED MEDICAL GROUP UNITED MEDICAL GROUP 113 58.4%
0.584
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL 56 60.7%
0.607
WASHINGTON MEDICAL GROUP WASHINGTON MEDICAL GROUP 44 56.8%
0.568
WEST GLEN PRIMARY CARE WEST GLEN PRIMARY CARE 64 53.1%
0.531
WOODS CHAPEL MEDICAL GROUP WOODS CHAPEL MEDICAL GROUP 36 77.8%
0.778