The following section provides best-practice
guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis and management of diabetes
that have been developed for health professionals by medical
experts and researchers.
ADIPS Consensus Guidelines for the
Testing and Diagnosis of GDM in Australia:
The new Consensus Guidelines released by the Australasian
Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS) mark a significant shift from
the previous recommendations formulated in 1991. The 2012 ADIPS
Consensus Guidelines endorsed by various national organisations
dramatically change GDM diagnosis. More information is available
Global Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has revised the 2005
global guidelines. The revision extends the evidence base by
including new studies and treatments that have emerged since the
original guidelines were produced in 2005. The guidelines are
available from the IDF.
Type 1 Guidelines
For the first time, evidence-based clinical care guidelines
covering the lifespan of Australians living with type 1 diabetes
have been released. The guidelines were previously developed by
Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group (APEG) and focused on the
clinical care of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. The
new document, developed collaboratively with the Australian
Diabetes Society, also addresses the needs of adults with type 1
diabetes, and complications in pregnancy. This is a welcome
development, with the extended scope to ensure adults and pregnant
women receive thorough, modern clinical care. You can access a copy
of the guidelines at the APEG website.
Guidelines for the Management of Type 2
These Guidelines comprise a suite of Type 2 Diabetes
Guidelines developed in 2012/13 under a funding
agreement between the Department of Health and Ageing and the
Diabetes Australia Guideline Development Consortium. The five
Guidelines in the series, when combined, present a comprehensive
set of evidence-based guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis and
management of Type 2 Diabetes. The Guidelines can be
Guidelines on Foot Complications in
Approved by the NHMRC, the full guideline, clinical guide,
consumer guides and technical report can be downloaded here.
ADEA Clinical Guiding Principles for Sick Day
Management of Adults
with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes 2014
These guidelines will promote best practice in diabetes
education for all health professionals including Eendocrinologists,
General Practitioners, Primary Health Care Nurses, Dibetes
Educators, diatitians, pharmacists and exercise physiologists.
The clinical guiding principles will:
- Improve the lives of adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
when they experience an intercurrent illness
- Articulate the roles and responsibilities of health care
professionals, people with diabetes and their carers
- Reduce the risk of acute deterioration of glucose control
resulting from ineffective management of illness.
For these guidelines please access the ADEA website.
American Diabetes Association - Standards of
Medical Care in Diabetes 2016
Supplied by Diabetes Care - The journal of clinical and
applied research and education.
PDF: Standards of medical care in diabetes 2016