Compliance of Healthcare Providers with the Standards of Care in Diabetes Management

In 2017, 30.3 million people have diabetes and 84.1 million have prediabetes in United States.More than 2.3 million Californians are diagnosed with diabetes and 581 San Diegans has died from it in 2011. Different healthcare providers have various knowledge, skills, experience, and resources that affect the way they manage diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has established the Standards of Care (SOC) as a guideline for diabetes management. The purpose of this study is to assess the compliance of healthcare providers in San Diego California with the SOC in diabetes management. In this study, 366 healthcare provider participants will be recruited. An online demographic questionnaire and survey will be distributed to analyze their compliance. National Institute of Health’s Diabetes Research Centers grant program will be funding this study. The results of the study will be published in two high quality journal publications. It is expected that results of this study will identify if the primary healthcare providers in San Diego, California is compliant with the ADA’s SOC in diabetes management.