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Diabetes Care Releases Major Treatment Update

Nurse Talking with Senior Patient Provider

Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes, 2018. A Consensus Report by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) contains updated patient-centered treatment guidelines which incorporate newer medications and take into consideration co-existence of CVD, CHF, or CKD. There is also a treatment algorithm to minimize hypoglycemia and another if cost is a major barrier. Page 21 guides prescribers in intensifying injectable therapy, and page 25 gives guidance for safely adding on oral medication to injectable ones.