The D5 and The V4

The D5 for DiabetesMNCM_D5_Logo_300x250

The D5 is a set of five treatment goals that when reached together, represent the gold standard for managing diabetes. D5 resources were created by MNCM to make it easier for people with diabetes to work with their health care provider and set and achieve goals to better manage the disease. When a person achieves D5 success, they reduce their risk for complications such as heart attack, stroke and problems with their kidneys, eyes and nervous system.

The five goals of The D5:

  1. Control blood pressure
  2. Lower bad cholesterol
  3. Maintain blood sugar
  4. Be tobacco-free
  5. Take aspirin as recommended

Reaching all five goals greatly lowers the risk for the health problems associated with diabetes. The D5 encourages people with diabetes to learn about the five goals and work with their health care team to reach them. Visit MNHealthScores.org to learn more about quality care for diabetes in Minnesota.

The V4 for Vascular HealthMNCM_V4_Logo_300x250

The V4 is a set of four treatment goals that, when reached together, represent the gold standard for managing vascular disease. V4 resources were created by MNCM to make it easier for people with diabetes to work with their health care provider and set and achieve goals to better manage the disease. When a person achieves V4 success, they reduce their risk for complications such as heart attack, stroke and problems with their kidneys, eyes and nervous system.

The four goals of The V4:

  1. Control blood pressure
  2. Lower bad cholesterol
  3. Be tobacco-free
  4. Take aspirin as recommended

Reaching all four goals greatly lowers the risk for the health problems associated with vascular disease. The V4 encourages people with vascular disease learn about the four goals and work with their health care team to reach them. Visit MNHealthScores.org to learn more about quality care for vascular disease in Minnesota.