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 

 Obesity Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes :: Lifestyle Changes and Bariatric Surgery      Updated recommendations are available. Click here. 

Recommendations Slides
  • Bariatric surgery may be considered for adults with type 2 diabetes with BMI >35 kg/m2    
    • In particular, if diabetes or associated comorbidities are difficult to control with lifestyle and pharmacologic therapy 
  • Lifelong lifestyle support and medical monitoring necessary post-surgery 
  • Insufficient evidence to recommend surgery with BMI <35 kg/m2 outside of a research protocol  

ADA Guidelines: Bariatric Surgery in Type 2 Diabetes 

Also see: 

ADA Guidelines: Medical Nutrition Therapy 


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BMI=body mass index 

January 2013 

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