Diabetes and Quality Measures
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. Another 86 million – more than one out of every three adults – have prediabetes. Shockingly, more than one in four people don’t even know they have the condition.
Knowledge is Power
Learning of the presence of diabetes is the first step to empowering patients to make lifestyle changes that can arrest development of the disease and lower health risks. Researchers have found that adults who were aware of their condition were 30 percent more likely to exercise and to engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate activity per week, and almost 80 percent more likely to try losing weight.
Best Practices in Screening
As with many population health programs, critical program components for making diabetes screening initiatives successful include integrated screening and laboratory interfaces, consistent real-time reporting that supports the engagement system, proven test kit technology and more.
Discover how BioIQ’s integrated approach streamlines the diabetes screening process and breaks down many of the barriers altogether with a simple finger stick.