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 

 Criteria for Diabetes Diagnosis     Updated recommendations are available. Click here. 

Recommendations Slides
A1C ≥6.5%*; or  

FPG ≥126 mg/dL (7.0 mmol/L); or    

2-hr plasma glucose ≥200 mg/dL (11.1 mmol/L) during an OGTT (75-g); or     

Random plasma glucose ≥200 mg/dL (11.1 mmol/L)** 

Above recommendations are for nonpregnant adults. 

*Perform in lab using a NGSP-certified method standardized to the DCCT assay; In the absence of unequivocal hyperglycemia result to be confirmed by repeat testing; Fasting defined as no caloric intake for ≥8 hours. **In persons with symptoms of hyperglycemia or hyperglycemic crisis. 

ADA Criteria for Diabetes Diagnosis 

  Next A1C Testing 

DCCT=the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial; FPG=fasting plasma glucose; OGTT=oral glucose tolerance test 

January 2013 

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