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Evidence to Improve Care

Type 1 Diabetes

Care for People of All Ages

These quality statements describe what high-quality care looks like for people with type 1 diabetes.

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

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Quality Statement 1: Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support
People with type 1 diabetes and their families and caregivers are offered an individualized, structured self-management education and support program at diagnosis and on an ongoing basis.

Quality Statement 2: Access to an Interprofessional Care Team
People with type 1 diabetes have access to an interprofessional diabetes health care team with training in type 1 diabetes.

Quality Statement 3: Setting and Achieving Glycemic Targets
People with type 1 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 4: Identifying and Assessing Mental Health Needs
People with type 1 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 5: Transition From Pediatric to Adult Diabetes Care
People with type 1 diabetes experience planned, coordinated, and supported transitions from pediatric to adult diabetes care.

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