ADA 2021 Standards Address Financial Barriers to Care in Diabetes |
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ADA 2021 Standards Address Financial Barriers to Care in Diabetes

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For 2021, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) offers new guidance on assessment of patients financial and social barriers to care, particularly considering the COVID-19 pandemic, individualizing treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes, and the use of diabetes technology.

The annual ADA update includes new clinical information that has become available since the last Standards were published. "Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes — 2021," was published online as a supplement to Diabetes Care. In the new Standards, the ADA advises that patients must be assessed for food and housing insecurity, social support, and cost-related medication nonadherence, and those who are identified as having difficulty must be referred to appropriate community resources… (Medscape)

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