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Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes

This resource provides 10 clinically useful principles highlighting areas of agreement in diabetes prevention and management.

Updated in August 2018, ‘Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes’ aims to identify and synthesize areas of general agreement among existing guidelines to help guide primary care providers and health care teams to deliver quality care to adults with or at risk for diabetes. Sue Kirkman, M.D., and Judith Fradkin, M.D., discuss some of the updates reflecting new and changing evidence that has evolved over the last several years.


About the Authors

Sue Kirkman headshot

Sue Kirkman, M.D., is the current National Diabetes Education Program chair. She is also Professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of North Carolina, and medical director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center's Clinical Trial Unit.

Judith Fradkin headshot

Judith Fradkin, M.D., is director of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases at the NIDDK. She plans and implements of a broad portfolio of basic and clinical research, including major clinical trials initiated or significantly co-sponsored by the NIDDK.

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