Diabetes Care Standards
Objective of Section
This section shares resources that provide evidence-based guidelines to support and improve care for people with diabetes.
Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or At Risk for Diabetes
The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) maintains a set of clinically useful principles that highlight areas of agreement in diabetes management and prevention. This resource, the Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or At Risk for Diabetes, provides health care professionals a set of 10 guiding principles that highlight areas of agreement for diabetes care. More than a dozen federal agencies and professional organizations support this document.
Organizational Practice Guidelines
The goal of any set of guidelines is to improve patient outcomes. A part of quality improvement or pay-for-performance measures may include collection of data from health care practices to document the achievement of these goals.
A variety of organizations provide recommendations to assist with the screening, prevention, and management of diabetes. Recommendations can be based on a systematic review of the literature, review of existing guidelines, or best practice advice.
Below is a list of organizations and the diabetes practice guidelines they provide:
- American Academy of Family Physicians: Management of Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Children and Adolescents
- The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists: Clinical Practice Guidelines
- American College of Physicians: Comparative Guideline Table: Screening for Diabetes
- American Diabetes Association: 2016 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
- American Heart Association: Diabetes Mellitus
- The American Geriatrics Society: Guidelines for Improving the Care of Older Adults with Diabetes Mellitus
- Endocrine Society: Clinical Practice Guidelines
- National Committee for Quality Assurance: Diabetes Recognition Program
- U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Published Recommendations