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Clinical Practice Guidelines Clinical Practice Guideline Diabetes Mellitus type 2 Professor Langham September 24, 2016 Certification of Authorship : I certify that I am the author of this paper and that any assistance I received in its preparation is fully acknowledged and disclosed in the paper. I have also cited any sources from which I used data, ideas, or words, either quoted directly or paraphrased. I also certify that this paper by me specifically for this assignment. Alicia Gaytan Introduction Diabetes mellitus type 2 is one of the leading chronic diseases resulting in increased morbidity and mortality rates throughout the nation. The healthcare field is a 1
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Clinical Practice Guidelines continuously changing and emerging field; advances and current research bring forth more pertinent information regarding disease states. This research allows clinicians to explorer better alternatives or clinical guidelines in their practice (American Diabetes Association, 2015). Clinical practice guidelines for diabetes, which is assist in the practice of prevention, interventions, and treatment modalities. Guideline Prevention The current importance on healthcare practice is focused on disease prevention. A clinical practice guideline available pertaining to diabetes prevention focuses on screening guidelines. The clinical guidelines for diabetes screening states that asymptomatic obese patients whom meet one or more of diabetes risk factors should be screened for diabetes using the two hour glucose tolerance test and fasting plasma blood glucose levels. In screening for diabetes, counseling and an assessment can be started by a clinician. In following these recommendations, the patient would have a body mass index of over 25 and have at least of the risk factors for diabetes (Dall, Venkat, Gillespie, & Gallo, 2014). The risk factors for diabetes are listed as smoking, having hypertension, living a sedentary lifestyle, in addition to the already listed obesity risk factor (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2015). The guideline is important because screening for diabetes early can help delay disease progression.
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