The purpose of this guideline is to consider the evidence on the relationship between postmeal glucose and glycaemic control (HbA1c), and with diabetes outcomes. Based on this information, recommendations for the appropriate management and monitoring of postmeal glucose in type 1 and type 2 diabetes have been developed. Management of postmeal glucose in pregnancy has not been addressed in this guideline.
The recommendations are intended to assist clinicians and organizations in developing strategies to consider and effectively manage postmeal glucose in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, taking into consideration locally available therapies and resources. Although the literature provides valuable information and evidence regarding this area of diabetes management, uncertainties remain about a causal association between postmeal plasma glucose and complications and additional research is needed to clarify our understanding in this area. Logic and clinical judgment remain critical components of diabetes care and implementation of any guideline recommendations.