American Diabetes Association Releases 2019 Standards of Care

January 7, 2019

If you have diabetes, it is best for you to regularly communicate with your doctor not only about your A1C, but also about things like your mental health and blood pressure. Experts say this is one of the most important findings from new guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

The ADA Standards for Medical Care in Diabetes-2019, which was Published in the January 2019 issue of Diabetes careInclude several guidelines intended to engage you in the conversation with your doctor in an effort to improve your health and quality of life.

“This is really a paradigm shift in that we want patient involvement. We want an educated patient. We want a provider-patient dialogue,” says William T. Cefalu, MD, chief scientific, medical and mission officer at ADA.

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