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

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.