Diabetes Management Guidelines

American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2013 Guidelines


Updated recommendations are available. Click here. 

Source: American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes—2013. Diabetes Care. 2013;36(suppl 1):S11-S66.  

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Criteria for Diagnosis
A1C Testing
Individualized Treatment Goals
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors
Lifestyle Changes
Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
Insulin Therapy
Diabetes Self-Management
Obesity Treatment
Diabetes and Hypertension
Diabetes and Lipids
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease 
Microvascular Complications of Diabetes
Foot Care
Diabetes in the Hospital
Diabetes and Quality of Life
Diabetes and Vaccines
Diabetes and Children
Diabetes and Pregnancy
Diabetes and Older Adults
Diabetes and Cystic Fibrosis
Type 1 Diabetes Screening and Insulin Therapy 

 A1C Testing    Updated recommendations are available. Click here. 

Recommendations Slides
  • Perform A1C Test 
    • At least 2 times each year in patients who are meeting treatment goals and have stable glycemic control  
    • Quarterly in patients whose therapy has changed or who are not meeting glycemic goals  
  • Point-of-care testing for A1C allows for more timely treatment changes  

ADA Guidelines: A1C Recommendations   

ADA Guidelines: Correlation of A1C With Average Glucose 

Also see: 

ADA Guidelines: Glycemic Recommendations for Nonpregnant Adults With Diabetes 

ADA Guidelines: Glycemic, Blood Pressure, and Lipid Control  

  2013 Next Individualized Treatment Goals 
 2013 Back Criteria for Diagnosis   


January 2013 

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