This guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the management of diabetes. It provides recommendations on: lifestyle interventions for type 1 and type 2 diabetes; managing psychosocial issues; managing type 1 diabetes; glucose-lowering therapies for type 2 diabetes; managing cardiovascular, kidney and foot diseases; preventing visual impairment; and managing type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Prevention of diabetes and prediabetes are not covered.
This guideline will be of interest to healthcare professionals involved in the care of people with diabetes. The target users include people with diabetes, their carers and those who interact with people with diabetes outside of the NHS, such as parents and teachers.