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Everyone with Diabetes Counts

  Everyone With Diabetes Counts

Working to improve health outcomes and reduce issues of health disparities among people with diabetes.

New York South Carolina Washington D.C.

The Diabetes Epidemic

Diabetes is the most rapidly growing chronic disease of our time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently predicted that one out of every three children born in the United States will develop diabetes in their lifetime. For Hispanic/Latinos, the forecast is even more alarming: one in every two.

Diabetes is Serious and Costly

Diabetes is not only common and serious; it is also a very costly disease.

The cost of treating diabetes is staggering. According to the American Diabetes Association, the annual cost of diabetes in medical expenses and lost productivity rose from $98 billion in 1997 to $132 billion in 2002 to $174 billion in 2007.

Total costs of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2012 $176 billion for direct medical costs $69 billion in reduced productivity After adjusting for population age and sex differences, average medical expenditures among people with diagnosed diabetes were 2.3 times higher than what expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes.

See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/

One out of every five U.S. federal health care dollars is spent treating people with diabetes. The average yearly health care costs for a person without diabetes is $2,560; for a person with diabetes, that figure soars to $11,744. Much of the human and financial costs can be avoided with proven diabetes prevention and management steps.

A Community Approach

IPRO, Delmarva, and the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence of Columbia have partnered to form the Atlantic Quality Innovation Network (AQIN), under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  AQIN is working to promote a diabetes self-management program for underserved Medicare beneficiaries living with diabetes.

This program, called “Everyone with Diabetes Counts”, focuses on increasing patients’ knowledge of diabetes management. It also works to improve healthcare provider use of important diabetes management tests through community and partnership outreach.

Learn more about how AQIN is collaborating to reduce diabetes disparities in District of Columbia, New York and South Carolina.

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Contact Us

New York
Janice Hidalgo, Director
516-209-5310
jhidalgo@ipro.us

District of Columbia
Laura Benzel, Project Manager
410-872-9671
benzell@delmarvafoundation.org

South Carolina
Sharon Eubanks,
Manager, DSME
803-212-7554.
sharon.eubanks@area-I.hcqis.org