New Diabetes Managment Algorithm from The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) announced the publication of a new AACE algorithm to guide primary care physicians, endocrinologists, and other health care professionals in the treatment of patients with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
The document addresses:
• Management of diabetes and co-existing disorders in the prediabetic phase of disease.
• A hierarchy of steps for blood sugar control, using an approach that balances age and comorbidities while minimizing the adverse effects of hypoglycemia and weight gain.
• Complications-centric treatment of the overweight or obese patient, including treatments to promote weight loss.
• Management of cardiovascular disease risk factors, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia in patients with prediabetes or T2DM.
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