Clinical Evidence Review: Best Practices Diabetes Mellitus Update

Clinical Evidence Review: Best Practices Diabetes Mellitus Update


Michelle Wong, MPH, MPP; R James Dudl, MD

Fall 2006 - Volume 10 Number 3


Patients with diabetes mellitus comprise over 10% of Kaiser Permanente (KP) nationwide membership.1 Because complications accompany the disease, patients with diabetes account for a disproportionately increased share of medical expenditures. In the KP Northern California Region, patients with diabetes use 2.4 times more medical resources than patients without diabetes.2 Cardiovascular complications of diabetes are particularly excessive and devastating. In the KP Northwest Region, macrovascular complications account for 62% to 89% of the cost associated with inpatient treatment of diabetes-related complications.

etoc emailClick here to join the E-TOC list or text TPJ to 22828. You will receive an Email notice with the Table of Contents of each issue.


The Kaiser Permanente National CME Program designates this journal-based CME activity for 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


27,000 print readers per quarter, 15,350 eTOC readers, and in 2018, 2 million page views of TPJ articles in PubMed from a broad international readership.

The Permanente Press

The Permanente Press publishes The Permanente Journal and books related to healthcare. For information about subscriptions, missing issues, billing, subscription renewal, and back issues, Email:

ISSN 1552-5775 Copyright © 2019

All Rights Reserved.