Measures Full Completion of the
Did Not Complete Full
Distinct BCBS Western NY Members 106 26
Avg A1C at Baseline 8.7 8.8
Median A1C at Baseline 8.3 8.3
Avg A1C at End of Program or Final Contact 7.7 8.4
Median A1C at End of Program or Final Contact 7.4 8.0
Distinct BCBS Western NY Members with a Decrease in
A1C throughout Program
70 (66%) 7 (26%)
We are pleased to announce that the Diabetes Ambassadors Program @ diambassadors.com — created by leading
endocrinologist Dr. Paresh Dandona — has helped to significantly improve outcomes for Blue Cross Blue Shield Western NY
members with diabetes.
* BCBSWNY diabetes educators received extensive clinical training from Dr. Dandona and his colleagues to become Diabetes
Ambassadors. These educators then advised HCPs regarding medication management for their patients with diabetes — in
consultation with the endocrinologists.
* As you can see from the chart below, the Diabetes Ambassadors Program helped lower patients’ A1C by 1 percent. The Diabetes
Ambassadors program is also being implemented via pharmacists at other health plans.