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December 20, 2013

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2014 American Diabetes Association-Article in Diabetes Care

by Praveen Nirmalan

doi: 10.2337/dc14-S014
Diabetes Care January 2014 vol. 37 no. Supplement 1 S14-S80

Diabetes mellitus is a complex, chronic illness requiring continuous medical care with multi-factorial risk reduction strategies beyond glycemic control. Ongoing patient self-management education and support are critical to preventing acute complications and reducing the risk of long-term complications. Significant evidence exists that supports a range of interventions to improve diabetes outcomes.

The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA’s) Standards of Care are intended to provide clinicians, patients, researchers, payers, and other interested individuals with the components of diabetes care, general treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care. The Standards of Care recommendations are not intended to preclude clinical judgment and must be applied in the context of excellent clinical care and with adjustments for individual preferences, co-morbidities, and other patient factors.


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