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Digital resource provides tips on diabetes management, treatment



More than a dozen federal agencies have banded together to create the Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes, a digital resource center aimed at providing clinically relevant information on diabetes management to clinicians and health care professionals.

The tool, created by the National Diabetes Education Program, is based on areas of general agreement among existing diabetes management protocols, can better inform primary care providers and health care teams on how to deliver quality care to adults with or at risk of diabetes.

The guidelines are not intended as a definitive resource for diabetes management and do not provide information on specific clinical management of diabetes.

Supporters of the guidelines include the American Diabetes Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Office of Minority Health, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The resource guide has information about the following topics:

• Identify undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes.

• Manage prediabetes.

• Provide self-management education and support.

• Provide individualized nutrition therapy.

• Encourage regular physical activity.

• Control blood glucose.

• Reduce cardiovascular disease risk.

• Detect and monitor microvascular complications.

• Consider special populations.

• Provide patient-centered care.

To learn more about the Guiding Principles, check out the website here.

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