Silver Book Fact

In a community-based pharmaceutical care services program for 194 participants in 2001, mean A1c decreased at follow-ups, with more than 50% of patients demonstrating improvements at each interval (each year for 1-5 years).

Cranor C, Bunting B, Christensen D. The Asheville Project: Long-Term Clinical and Economic Outcomes of a Community Pharmacy Diabetes Care Program. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2003; 43(2): 173-84. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12688435

Reference

Title
The Asheville Project: Long-Term Clinical and Economic Outcomes of a Community Pharmacy Diabetes Care Program
Publication
J Am Pharm Assoc
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Cranor C, Bunting B, Christensen D
Volume & Issue
Volume 43, Issue 2
Pages
173-84
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Widespread use of diabetes prevention drugs that enhance insulin sensitivity could result in a 50% prevention of type 2 diabetes over a 10 to 15 year period.  
  • Projected change in 3-year diabetes-related costs and 10-year disease event rates among Medicaid recipients participating in a diabetes self-management education program consisting of a 60 minute initial individual assessment of…  
  • For diabetes patients aged 55 and older, medical nutrition therapy was found to reduce the use of hospital services by 9.5% and physicians services by 23.5%.  
  • For every 10 mmHg reduction in systolic blood pressure, the risk of diabetic complications is reduced by 12%.  
  • DR Treatment Reduced Risk of Blindness
    Appropriate treatment can reduce the risk of blindness or moderate vision loss from DR by more than 90%.