Table 2.

Two-year diabetes care gaps in 4173 patients using chronic, in-center hemodialysis in Ontario, Canada as of January 1, 2018

Diabetes Care GapNumber (%)
No evidence of at least annual HbA1c1410 (34)
>8 HbA1c tests1278 (31)
No evidence of retinopathy screening2201 (53)
No electrocardiogram or cardiac stress test308 (7)
Hospitalization for hyperglycemiaa 18 (0.4)
Hospitalization for hypoglycemiaa 182 (4)
Hospitalization for hypertensiona 217 (5)
Age ≥67 with no evidence of annual test strip prescription (n=2334)b 1115 (48)
  • HbA1c, hemoglobin A1c.

  • a Recorded as main diagnosis.

  • b Only patients aged ≥67 were included to facilitate a 2-yr look-back period for use of medications.