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Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care (2010)

Update of CPG in Progress

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This guideline references a drug(s) for which important revised regulatory and/or warning information has been released since completion of the CPG.

Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors (DPP-4):

Metformin-Containing Drugs:

DM guideline imageThe guideline describes the critical decision points in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The guideline is intended to improve patient outcomes and local management of patients with diabetes mellitus.

Disclaimer:This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended for use only as a tool to assist a clinician/healthcare professional and should not be used to replace clinical judgment.

About the CPG Guideline Links Patient-Provider Tools Related Guidelines
The guideline is formatted as six algorithms, with annotations:
  • Algorithm D
    - Core Module (hypertension, dyslipidemia and chronic kidney disease)
  • Algorithm S
    - Screening and Prevention
  • Algorithm G
    - Glycemic Control
  • Algorithm E
    - Eye Screening
  • Algorithm F
    - Foot Screening
  • Algorithm M
    - Self-Management and Education
More information about this CPG
Questions about the DM Guideline
DM Full Guideline (2010)
DM Summary (2010)
DM Pocket Card (2010)
DM Shared Decision Making Diabetes Pocket Card (2012)
Patients Guide for Monitoring DM - Trifold
Diabetes Teaching Checklist
Diabetes Teaching Flip Chart
Diabetes Poster
Emergency-Diabetes Care Wallet Card
Glucose Log
Meal-Glucose Log
Preventing Diabetes Brochure
Tell Your Provider
Self-Care Skills for the Person with Diabetes Booklet 5.50" x 8.50"
PowerPoint Presentation for staff training of “The Self-Care Skills for Patients with Diabetes" tool
A Healthy Plate Poster
Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Hypertension (HTN)
Dyslipidemia (LIPIDS)
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)