Updated Self-Management of Diabetes Recommendations From the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators Integrate Education With Support

Date: 
July, 2017

July 28, 2017. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) have updated their diabetes self-management guidelines to integrate the education and support aspects of care for patients with diabetes. Education and support were presented as 2 separate topics in previous ADA/AADE National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support, published in 2014. These topics were combined to reflect the importance of ongoing support for patients with diabetes. The updated guidelines stress diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) as a “critical element” for all patients with diabetes, as well as those at risk for developing diabetes. Additionally, the guidelines stress the importance of patient-centered care and the integration of new technology in diabetes management. Follow this link to read the full document.