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ADA Updates Diabetes Medical Care Standards for 2022 – Consumer Health News

TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes clinical practice guideline has been updated for 2022 by the American Diabetes Association and published as a supplement to the January issue of Diabetic treatments.

Boris Draznin, MD, Ph.D., of the University of Colorado at Denver, and colleagues on the Professional Practice Committee conducted a systematic literature review and noted scientific evidence to update standards of medical care for diabetes.

Updates and additions to the 2022 report include advice on first-line treatment determined by comorbidities and a recommendation to initiate screening for prediabetes and diabetes for all people aged 35. Changes have been made to recommendations for gestational diabetes mellitus, including when and who to test. In addition, guidance has been updated on technology selection, based on individual and caregiver considerations, ongoing training in device use, ongoing device access for all payers, support for student use of devices in schools, use of telehealth and early introduction to technology.

“The evidence for the prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications is constantly evolving and it is crucial that we do our best to keep healthcare professionals informed of best practices and medical advances in the field of diabetes,” said said Robert Gabbay, MD, Ph.D., scientific and medical director of the American Diabetes Association, said in a statement.

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