Important takeaways from 2018 ADA guidelines for PCPs
With primary care clinicians playing an ever-increasing role in the management of diabetes, staying on top of new developments in the American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for 2018 is critical. Among the changes in this year’s guidelines are medication management, screening children, and diabetes distress.
“The biggest change in the guidelines is a clarification of medication management based on the patient’s risk for CVD. Previously, A1c was not tied to cardiovascular risk,” Pfotenhauer said.
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