Updated Diabetes Care Tools Can Help Physicians Treat Patients

Tools to help physicians treat patients with Type 2 diabetes are more important than ever as the number of children and adults diagnosed with diabetes has increased to 25.8 million.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s (PAMED) diabetes care recommendations and mellitus flow sheet can help physicians in treating their diabetic patients. Updated in May 2015, the tools also can assist physician practices in meeting quality reporting requirements.

The recommendations review treatment goals, screening, diagnosis, and assessment and management of the diabetic patient. The flow sheet gives recommended elements for every diabetic visit and annual exam and allows physicians to record data and other notes.  Based on recommendations from the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the information is the result of meetings held through the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Medical Directors’ Forum, a coalition of PAMED physician leadership and medical directors from Pennsylvania health plans.

Download the updated recommendations and flow chart.