Table 4—

Medications and process measures during the DMCP and the year prior

Medications/measuresNurse-directed careYear priorP
n11480
Diet only2 (2)0 (0)NS
One oral drug16 (14)28 (35)<0.001
≥2 oral drugs81 (71)36 (45)<0.001
Insulin plus oral drug(s)13 (12)12 (15)NS
≥2 injections of insulin per day (no oral drugs)2 (2)4 (5)NS
Diabetes education114 (100)20 (25)<0.001
Nutritional counseling113 (99)1 (1)<0.001
≥2 visits per year113 (99)65 (81)<0.01
≥2 HbA1c measurements per year111 (97)46 (58)<0.001
≥1 lipid profile per year113 (99)41 (51)<0.001
≥1 test for albuminuria per year107 (94)77 (96)*NS
Eye exam referral113 (99)63 (79)<0.001
Eye exam documented99 (87)37 (46)<0.001
≥2 foot exams per year111 (97)58 (72)*<0.001
  • Data are n (%).

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    * Check box on diabetes-specific progress note.