The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA’s) StandardsofMedicalCareinDiabetes(the Standards) is updated and published annually in a supplement to the January issue of DiabetesCare. The Standards are developed by the ADA’s multidisciplinary Professional Practice Com- mittee, which comprises expert diabetes health care professionals. The Standards include the most current evidence-based recommendations for diagnosing and treating adults and children with all forms of diabetes. ADA’s grading system uses A, B, C, or E to show the evidence level that supports each recommendation.
A—Clear evidence from well-conducted, generaliz- able randomized controlled trials that are ade- quately powered
B—Supportive evidence from well-conducted cohort studies
C—Supportive evidence from poorly controlled or uncontrolled studies
E—Expert consensus or clinical experience
This is an abridged version of the current Standards of Care containing the evidence-based recommendations most pertinent to primary care. The recommendations, tables, and ﬁgures included here retain the same num- bering used in the complete Standards. All of the rec- ommendations included here are substantively the same as in the complete Standards. The abridged ver- sion does not include references. The complete 2022 Standards of Care, including all supporting references, is available at professional.diabetes.org/standards.