Taking Action


Using these measures, the employer may review the results for the following reasons:

  • To evaluate performance of internal or external diabetes management programs.
    If the employer has an in-house diabetes management program or contracts with an external vendor, these measures will be helpful to use as a way to develop the program and measure its success.
  • To present information to employees.
    This data set forms a useful compilation of measures to help educate employees about managing chronic conditions and selecting a health plan. In addition, the measures become useful tools for employees with diabetes to use as they monitor their own care. These indicators also help individuals understand what they should expect as part of their clinical care.
  • To compare health plan performance.
    To the extent that better control of diabetes improves employee productivity, the impact of a better performing plan may be important for maintaining the health status of employees, as well as decreasing the costs.
  • To use in the health plan review.
    Whether the health plan reports HEDIS measures differs by market and health plan. To the extent that HEDIS measures are not available, the Consensus Statement measures will provide a framework for discussions with providers or health plans.
This site last modified: May 23, 2023
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Diabetes Education Program is jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the support of more than 200 partner organizations.