There is now extensive evidence on the optimal management of diabetes, offering the opportunity of improving the immediate and long-term quality of life of those living with the condition. Unfortunately such optimal management is not reaching many, perhaps the majority, of the people who could benefit. Reasons include the size and complexity of the evidence-base, and the complexity of diabetes care itself. One result is a lack of proven cost-effective resources for diabetes care. Another result is diversity of standards of clinical practice. Guidelines are part of the process which seeks to address those problems. IDF has produced a series of guidelines on different aspects of diabetes management, prevention and care.

Clinical guideline development

Last update: 10/04/2017

The Guide for Guidelines has been written for all those involved in the care of people with diabetes; for those about to prepare guidelines to assist in the delivery of  diabetes care; and for those who wish to draw on the experience of others in developing such guidelines.

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