More Information and References for Diabetes Hemoglobin A1C Tests
References and Community ResourcesThe American Diabetes Association provides a current listing of free or low-cost screening services, updated monthly. Go to http://www.diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES. This organization is a great resource for all types of diabetes information for patients, family members, and health care professionals. References: Utah: Utah Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2000-2006 (http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/DDTSTRS/Index.aspx?stateId=49&state=Utah&cat=preventive&Data=data&view=TO&trend=a1ctests&id=7) U.S.: U.S. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2013 Gerstein HC, Swedberg K, Carlsson J, McMurray JJ, Michelson EL, Olofsson B, Pfeffer MA, Yusuf S. The hemoglobin A1c level as a progressive risk factor for cardiovascular death, hospitalization for heart failure, or death in patients with chronic heart failure: an analysis of the Candesartan in Heart failure: Assessment of Reduction in Mortality and Morbidity (CHARM) program. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Aug 11;168(15):1699-704.
More Resources and LinksEvidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:
Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:
- CDC Prevention Status Reports for all 50 states
- County Health Rankings
- Kaiser Family Foundation's StateHealthFacts.org
- CDC WONDER DATA2010, the Healthy People 2010 Database.
Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.