American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology Release New, Comprehensive Clinical Practice Guidelines and Updated Algorithm for Developing a Comprehensive Diabetes Mellitus Care Plan

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 9 April 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) today announced the publication of new, expansive diabetes clinical practice guidelines and an updated diabetes algorithm to assist clinical caregivers with the medical management of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM).

The 2015 guidelines advocate for comprehensive control of diabetes beyond a simple focus on glycemic control to address multiple DM risk factors. The guidelines promote individual patient goals and the development of a personalized management plan. To that end, comprehensive clinical recommendations are offered for assessing and managing obesity, lipid disorders, hypertension, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, hypoglycemia and anti-hyperglycemic therapy to prevent complications; most have been modified substantially over previous guidelines. Read more.