Share of Medicare diabetics with good blood sugar control in 2017, by rurality

This statistic depicts the percentage of Medicare enrollees that were diabetics and had well-controlled blood glucose as of 2017, by rurality. According to the data, 83 percent of those in urban and 73.8 percent of those in rural locations had good blood glucose control. Good blood glucose control was measured by a recent HbA1c test of 9 percent of less. HbA1c, or Hemoglobin A1c, is a test that gives the average blood glucose level within the last 2-3 months. This is a common type of test used to monitor diabetic patients over time.

Percentage of diabetic Medicare enrollees whose blood glucose levels were under control as of 2017, by rurality*

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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Age group

18-75 years

Supplementary notes

* Good blood glucose control was defined by patients having a recent HbA1c test with a result of 9 percent or less.

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