This randomized controlled study will 1 evaluate the impact of an integrated diabetes care process on glycemic control hemoglobin A1c, LDL cholesterol levels, blood pressure, 2 assess differences in screening rates for complications and patient performance of self-management activities, and 3 determine the cost-effectiveness of the integrated diabetes care. The integrated care model utilizes a multi-disciplinary team, comprehensive diabetes education, goal setting, regular follow-up visits, information sharing among practitioners and practice guidelines. Community pharmacists will provide six follow-up visits over twelve months of follow-up. Partners in this project include the Dubuque Area Pharmacy Association, the Tri-State Health Care Coalition an employer coalition, Medical Associates Health Plans and Clinics, and the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy