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Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

Diabetes Care

Tools and Resources

Diabetes Care Resource Guide and Workbook
Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action—Supplement
Hispanic Diabetes Disparities Learning Network in Community Health CentersNew
Improving Care for Diabetes Patients Through Intensive Therapy and a Team Approach: Research in Action Synthesis
Toolkit for Implementing the Chronic Care Model in an Academic EnvironmentNew

Information on diabetes hospital stays

National Guideline Clearinghouse™
Guidelines on diabetes care

Research Findings

Research Activities: Online Newsletter 
Summarizes study findings, including those specific or relevant to diabetes

Research with Diabetes Data

Agency Press Releases

Date   Title
9/15/08 Modified Insulin Most Effective For Controlling Post-Meal Blood Sugar Levels
6/18/08 New Spanish-language Consumer Guide Compares Oral Diabetes Medications
7/16/07 While Most Diabetes Drugs Provide Similar Glucose Control, Some Offer Important Advantages, New Review Shows

News and Numbers

Date   Title
3/21/08 Diabetes-Related Amputations Increase for Hispanics
2/6/08 Diabetes, Cholesterol, Anti-Obesity Drugs Top Spending
9/5/07 Americans in Poor Communities Are 80 Percent More Likely to Be Hospitalized for Diabetes

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Comparative Effectiveness Reviews

Comparative Effectiveness Review, No. 8:
Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

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Evidence Reports & Technology Assessments

Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 84:
Diabetes Mellitus, Use of Glycated Hemoglobin and Microalbuminuria
Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 98:
Diabetes Mellitus, Islet Transplantation
Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 128:
Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Fasting Glucose, Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Therapy
Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 162:
Therapeutic Management, Delivery, and Postpartum Risk Assessment and Screening in Gestational Diabetes
Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 166:
Diabetes Education for Children With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Their FamiliesNew
Technical Review, No. 9, Volume 2:
Diabetes: Quality Improvement

Behavioral Therapies for Treatment of Medical Disorders: Part 1—Impact on Management of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

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Quality of Care

Assessing Quality of Care for Diabetes: Conference Final Report

Closing the Quality Gap: Cancer Strategies: Fact Sheet

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™
Quality measures related to Cancer

Quality Tools
Diabetes-related tools

AHRQ Quality Indicators
Measures on quality of care for diabetes based on administrative data

Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web
Expert analysis of medical errors related to diabetes

Information on how to communicate with consumers about the quality of health care for diabetes

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Translating Research into Practice

AHRQ Research on Diabetes Care

Translating Research into Practice (TRIP)-II

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Preventive Services

Screening for Diabetes Mellitus, Adult type 2: RecommendationsUpdated

Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: RecommendationsUpdated

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Disparities in Health Care

Diabetes Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities: Fact Sheet

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