Practical Guide Encompasses Full Range of Treatment For Diabetes and Prediabetes Patients
Thursday, July 11, 2013 4:25 pm EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) today
announced the online publication of the organizationís comprehensive
diabetes management algorithm consensus statement.
The algorithm was originally published in the associationís Volume
19/Issue 2, March/April 2013 peer-reviewed medical journal
Practice, which is available to AACE members and journal
subscribers. The consensus statement, which includes the algorithm, is
now available for free download to all interested parties at https://www.aace.com/files/consensus-statement.pdf.
The compendium is organized into sections addressing specific
recommendations related to obesity, prediabetes, lifestyle modifications
for management of hyperlipidemia, pharmacotherapy and insulin,
hypertension management, hyperlipidemia management, and other
The algorithm replaces the 2009 AACE/American College of Endocrinology
(ACE) Algorithm for glycemic control and expands on that document to
address more broad-based strategies for risk and complications reduction
and provides recommendations for the treatment of prediabetes and type 2
diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. Highlights include:
Management of diabetes and co-existing diseases or disorders in the
prediabetic phase of disease.
A hierarchy of steps for the management of high blood sugar control
using an approach that balances age and comorbidities while minimizing
the adverse effects of hypoglycemia and weight gain.
A complications-centric model for care of the overweight or obese
patient incorporating body mass index (BMI) as one of many
considerations vs. the previous algorithm, which was primarily body
mass index (BMI)-centric.
Management of cardiovascular disease risk factors, hypertension and
hyperlipidemia (high lipid levels) in those patients with prediabetes
About the American Association of Clinical
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents
more than 6,500 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE
is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world.
The majority of AACE members are certified in endocrinology, diabetes
and metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with
endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders,
osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders,
hypertension and obesity. Visit our site at www.aace.com.