This month’s Optum Insider provides a Screening and Documentation Tool for Diabetes Mellitus (DM), Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).
- Some 30.3 million Americans have Diabetes Mellitus and another 84.1 million are Pre-Diabetic.
- 39.4% of people age 60 and older have CKD.
- Although more than half of patients with PAD in one study had leg symptoms, relatively few had classic claudication. It is estimated that only 25% of afflicted individuals receive care.