Introduction

    The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has been actively involved in the development and dissemination of diabetes care standards, guidelines, and related documents for many years. These statements are published in one or more of the Association’s professional journals. This compilation contains all current ADA position statements related to clinical practice. It is a convenient and important resource for all health care professionals who care for people with diabetes.

    ADA Clinical Practice Recommendations consist of position statements that represent official ADA opinion as denoted by formal review and approval by the Professional Practice Committee and the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Consensus statements and technical reviews are not official ADA recommendations; however, they are produced under the auspices of the Association by invited experts.

    Throughout the year, new ADA position statements will be issued and existing ones revised or deleted; hence, this supplement is published annually. This year’s compilation is made possible through an educational grant from LifeScan, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company.

    ADA has adopted the following definitions for its clinically related reports.

    Position statement:

    an official point of view or belief of the ADA. Position statements are …

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