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Evidence to Improve Care

Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

Care for People of All Ages

These quality statements describe what high-quality care looks like for children and adults who are at risk of developing prediabetes or type 2 diabetes or who already have a diagnosis of either.

See below for a summary of the quality standard or download it for more detailed statements.

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Quality Statement 1: Screening for Risk Factors and Testing for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes
People who are asymptomatic yet susceptible to developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes have their blood tested at regular intervals determined by their individual risk factors.

Quality Statement 2: Reducing the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
People with prediabetes and their caregivers collaborate with their care provider to create a tailored plan to prevent or slow the progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes.

Quality Statement 3: Identifying and Assessing Mental Health Needs
People with type 2 diabetes are screened for psychological distress and mental health disorders on a regular basis using recognized screening questions or validated screening tools. People who screen positive for a mental health disorder are referred to a health care professional with expertise in mental health for further assessment and treatment.

Quality Statement 4: Healthy Behaviour Changes
People with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes receive education and coaching on healthy behaviour changes, including increasing physical activity, improving diet, managing stress, and quitting smoking. People who have concerns about their weight despite implementing healthy behaviour changes are offered individualized weight management interventions.

Quality Statement 5: Setting and Achieving Glycemic Targets
People with type 2 diabetes, in collaboration with their health care team, set individualized glycemic targets, including glycated hemoglobin (hemoglobin A1C) and other available measures of glycemia. All available data are used to assess whether individualized glycemic targets are achieved and to guide treatment decisions and self-management activities.

Quality Statement 6: Access to a Collaborative Interprofessional Care Team
People with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes and their caregivers have access to a collaborative interprofessional care team to comprehensively manage their prediabetes or diabetes and additional health care needs.

Quality Statement 7: Promoting Self-Management Skills
People with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and their caregivers collaborate with their interprofessional care team to create a tailored self-management plan based on their needs and preferences, with the goal of enhancing their ability to participate in their diabetes management.

Quality Statement 8: Screening for Complications and Risk Factors
People with type 2 diabetes are screened for complications and risk factors at diagnosis and at regular follow-up intervals.

Quality Statement 9: Cardiovascular Protection
People with type 2 diabetes receive care that incorporates an individualized cardiovascular risk reduction approach.

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