Diabetes disease management in a community-based setting.

  title={Diabetes disease management in a community-based setting.},
  author={G. B. van den Berg and Sandeep Wadhwa},
  journal={Managed care},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={42, 45-50}
PURPOSE The medical cost of diabetes in the United States in 1997 was at least $98 billion. This study illustrates the behavioral change and medical-care utilization impact that occurs in a community-based setting of a diabetes disease-management program that is applied to program participants in a health insurance plan's health maintenance organization and preferred provider organization. DESIGN A historical control comparison of diabetes-management participants. METHODOLOGY One hundred… CONTINUE READING