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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) updates their practice guidelines every year, incorporating new data that can have a significant impact on patient health, care, and outcomes. Each January for the past 26 years, the ADA has published these guidelines as the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, referred to simply as the “Standards of Care.” This publication is the go-to reference guide for many healthcare professionals who care for people with diabetes. It provides practitioners, patients, researchers, and payers with the components of diabetes care, general treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care.
While healthcare providers may focus on managing glucose,
blood pressure, and lipid goals in patients with diabetes, the
cornerstone of therapy is Diabetes Self-Management Education
and Support (DSME/S), which engages the patient in active collaboration
with the healthcare team Self-management is an
ongoing, lifelong process that does not stop after each healthcare
visit. Healthcare providers need to understand that patients manage
their diabetes on their own almost all of the time; relatively
little time is spent in medical offices, clinics, or pharmacies where
diabetes counseling and follow-up take place. The 2017 Standards
of Care pays significant attention to patients' social, psychological,
and financial circumstances because these affect patients’ ability
to self-manage their diabetes...
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