Total Number of Diabetes Risk Assessment Screenings Completed 12,238
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
740 927 2,578 3,026 3,425 1,542
Percentage Found to be At Risk (4+ Risk Factor Score) of Developing Diabetes
46.40% 53.90% 58.90% 59.90% 57.49% 64.85%

The Coalition Transitions to a More In-Depth Diabetes Risk Profile

After many months of working in tandem with several pilot sites, reviewing, and analyzing findings, in fall 2017, the Diabetes Coalition implemented a more in-depth diabetes risk assessment screening process, which included an expanded Diabetes Risk Assessment tool with additional health biomarkers and demographic questions.

In addition, during November Diabetes Awareness Day, the Coalition formally introduced A1c tests which is considered the “gold standard’ for measuring blood glucose. With portable A1c meters, we can now measure average blood glucose over the past 2-3 months.

While taking longer to complete the assessment process, the results provide a much more accurate reading and prediabetes risk score to participants, which is also useful to health care providers in developing a treatment plan. Each year the Diabetes Coalition generates a data analysis report containing demographic and geospatial data that is made available to members, partners, and the public to be used in their prevention, health care intervention, and educational outreach efforts.

In 2016, the Diabetes Coalition entered into a partnership with Keiser University to facilitate and implement strategies for diabetes risk assessment screening data input and analyses. We would like to thank Barbara Jacobowitz, MS, Health Services Administration University Department Chair, Keiser University; Chair, Board of Directors, and Chair of the Data Resources Committee, and Ron Fuerst, MS, Keiser University, for their continued work in completing in-depth reviews and analyses of the Coalition’s diabetes screening data.

The key findings of their work for 2017 are outlined in the “Transition Year for the Diabetes Coalition of PBC: Moving Forward with our Community Partners.”

If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please email Ms. Jacobowitz at: bjacobowitz@keiseruniversity.edu