ADA, ADCES Release 2022 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

Funded by the ADA and ADCES, the 2022 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support are aimed at and were released in Diabetes Spectrum on March 9.

Through a collaborative effort funded by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES), a team of nearly 2 dozen diabetes care and education specialists have created and released 2022 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

Published on March 9 in Diabetes Spectrum, the 13-page document offers providers, patients, and other members of the diabetes care team with a set of 6 new national standards aimed at improving care and management of diabetes in the US.

“This revision of the National Standards focuses on clarifying key concepts and reducing administrative tasks associated with diabetes self-management education and support services that have little to no impact on person-centered outcomes. While the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency have had a major impact on healthcare systems, physicians/other qualified healthcare professionals, and people with diabetes, it is imperative that evidence-based solutions are supported, and that every effort is made across government agencies, payers, and physicians/other qualified healthcare professionals to expand the role of and access to diabetes self-management education and support across the country,” wrote investigators.

The first update since the 2017 national standards were released, the document included 6 key updates to the standards highlighted by investigators. These are summarized below:

This study, “2022 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support,” was published in Diabetes Spectrum.