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Diabetes Treatment Algorithms

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These algorithms provide clinicians with a quick reference to specific diabetes care recommendations based on national guidelines and the Diabetes Standards of Care and Resources for Clinicians and Educators. These tools are developed with Indian Health Service clinical consultants, pharmacists, and other professionals.

The algorithms provide:

  • Basic information of diabetes-related conditions.
  • Step-by-step management of common clinical problems.
  • Dosing, common adverse reactions, and contraindications for medications on the IHS National Core Formulary.
  • Treatment targets and recommended monitoring parameters.

The Diabetes Treatment Algorithms are intended to serve as a tool for providers who treat patients with type 2 diabetes. They are updated periodically but changes in national practice may occur more quickly—users are advised to stay abreast of current clinical practice recommendations.


Updated Chronic Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetes

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Glucose Management in Type 2 Diabetes

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Hypertension Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes

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Insulin Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes

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Insulin Concentration

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Lipid and Aspirin Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes

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