There is now extensive evidence on the optimal management of diabetes, offering the opportunity of improving the immediate and long-term quality of life of those living with the condition. Unfortunately such optimal management is not reaching many, perhaps the majority, of the people who could benefit. Reasons include the size and complexity of the evidence-base, and the complexity of diabetes care itself. One result is a lack of proven cost-effective resources for diabetes care. Another result is diversity of standards of clinical practice. Guidelines are part of the process which seeks to address those problems. IDF has produced a series of guidelines on different aspects of diabetes management, prevention and care.
IDF GDM Model of Care. Implementation protocol. Guidelines for healthcare professionals
The IDF GDM Model of Care was piloted in seven (urban and rural) collaborating health centres in Tamil Nadu State (South India), from June 2012 to December 2015. The IDF GDM Model Approach to Care has been developed using best practice of care and established clinical guidelines.