ADA Releases 2021 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Cent
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Today, the American Diabetes Association released the 2021 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. Based upon the latest scientific diabetes research and clinical trials, the Standards of Care includes new and updated recommendations and guidelines to care for people with diabetes.

The Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2021 provides the latest in comprehensive, evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes; strategies for the prevention or delay of type 2 diabetes; and therapeutic approaches that can reduce complications, mitigate cardiovascular and renal risk, and improve health outcomes.

This update presents:

-- Evolving evidence for diabetes treatment for people also managing chronic kidney disease and heart failure;
-- The use of technology for diabetes management and individualized care as well as recommendations for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for people with diabetes based on therapy;
-- Important information on addressing social determinants of health in diabetes;
-- Barriers to and critical times for diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES);
-- Vaccine-specific updates, including those related to COVID-19.

The Standards of Care is available online and is published as a supplement to the January 2021 issue of Diabetes Care.

“The American Diabetes Association is committed to improving the lives of all those affected by diabetes through this publication of the most widely respected guidelines for health professionals,” said Dr. Robert Gabbay, Chief Scientific and Medical Officer at the American Diabetes Association.