What type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) treatment recommendations are available for primary care doctors from the ADA?

Updated: Oct 23, 2019
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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The American Diabetes Association has released condensed recommendations for Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes: Abridged for Primary Care Providers, highlighting recommendations most relevant to primary care. The abridged version focusses particularly on the following aspects:

  • Prediabetes

  • Self-management education

  • Nutrition

  • Physical activity

  • Smoking cessation

  • Psychosocial care

  • Immunizations

  • Glycemic treatment

  • Therapeutic targets

  • Diagnosis and treatment of vascular complications

  • Intensification of insulin therapy in type 2 diabetes

The recommendations can be accessed at American Diabetes Association DiabetesPro Professional Resources Online, Clinical Practice Recommendations – 2015. [123]


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