Everyone With Diabetes Counts
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.
A Community Approach
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.