Updated Guiding Principles for Diabetes and Prediabetes

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has revised its “Guiding Principles” for diabetes and prediabetes management.

According to NDEP, these Guiding Principles aim to identify and synthesize areas of general agreement among existing guidelines to help guide primary care providers and health care teams to deliver quality care to adults with or at risk for diabetes.

Updated in August 2018, the current version reflects new and changing evidence that has evolved over the last several years, including

  • Emphasis on the importance of diabetes self-management education and support, and of providing patient-centered care using shared decision-making and individualized care.
  • Development of a new Principle 6: Address Overweight and Obesity in the Management of Diabetes.