Silver Book Fact

In a community pharmacy health management program called the Diabetes Ten City Challenge, in which 573 patients with diabetes participated, eye examination rates increased from 57% to 81% and foot exam rates increased from 34% to 74% between the initial visit and the end of the evaluation period.

Fera T, Bluml B, Ellis W. Diabetes Ten City Challenge: Final Economic and Clinical Results. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2009; 49(3): 383-91. http://www.diabetestencitychallenge.com/pdf/dtccfinalreport.pdf

Reference

Title
Diabetes Ten City Challenge: Final Economic and Clinical Results
Publication
J Am Pharm Assoc
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Fera T, Bluml B, Ellis W
Volume & Issue
Volume 49, Issue 3
Pages
383-91
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Anti-VEGF Letter Improvement
    An anti-VEGF therapy for DME improved vision by more than 15 letters in approximately 36-51% of participants in a trial.  
  • Treatment of diabetes with medication and other therapy saves $685-$950 in health care costs per patient within 1-2 years.  
  • Laser Treatment for DR
    Laser treatment of PDR can reduce the 5-year risk of blindness by 90%, and the risk of visual loss from DME by 50%.  
  • Mobile Exam for DR
    Use of a mobile examination for DR screening in Finland decreased visual impairment by 86% in the covered area.  
  • Blood pressure control reduces the risk of heart disease or stroke among Americans with diabetes by 33-50%.