State of Missouri Consensus Screening Guidelines for Pre-Diabetes
and Diabetes in a Medical Setting
The Missouri Diabetes Prevention and Control Program promotes the use of these consensus screening guidelines in all medical settings in Missouri. The purpose of screening is to identify persons previously not diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes. To effectively utilize resources, screening efforts should be directed to individuals exhibiting risks for diabetes as outlined in these guidelines. These consensus screening guidelines were developed in 2005 by a work group convened by the Missouri Association of Health Plans Education and Research Foundation. Optimal statewide guidelines for screening and referral for treatment of diabetes was identified by diabetes stakeholders as a high priority when an assessment of Missouri’s diabetes public health system was conducted in 2004. The epidemiologic evidence used to inform the development of the consensus screening guidelines can be viewed by clicking here.
Missouri Consensus Diabetes Management Guideline for Adults
The Missouri Consensus Diabetes Management Guideline for Adults was developed to provide treatment guidance to primary care providers across the state and is not intended to replace or preclude clinical judgment. This guideline is a supplement to the standard general medical care provided to all adults with or without diabetes. The guideline was developed by a work group that represented key organizations committed to improving diabetes care in Missouri. Statewide guidelines for diabetes management were identified by diabetes stakeholders as a high priority when an assessment of Missouri’s diabetes public health system was conducted in 2004.