Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes: A Patient-Centered Approach

Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

Care.diabetesjournals.org: April 19, 2012.

  1. S.E. Inzucchi and D.R. Matthews were co-chairs for the Position Statement Writing Group. R.M. Bergenstal, J.B. Buse, A.L. Peters, and R. Wender were the Writing Group for the ADA. M. Diamant, E. Ferrannini, M. Nauck, and A. Tsapas were the Writing Group for the EASD.

Glycemic management in type 2 diabetes mellitus has become increasingly complex and, to some extent, controversial, with a widening array of pharmacological agents now available (1–5), mounting concerns about their potential adverse effects and new uncertainties regarding the benefits of intensive glycemic control on macrovascular complications (6–9). Many clinicians are therefore perplexed as to the optimal strategies for their patients. As a consequence, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) convened a joint task force to examine the evidence and develop recommendations for antihyperglycemic therapy in nonpregnant adults with type 2 diabetes. Several guideline documents have been developed by members of these two organizations (10) and by other societies and federations (2,11–15). Read more