The Diabetes Canada (formerly Canadian Diabetes Association) Guidelines are issued in full every 5 years. As a coauthor of the Weight Management Chapter, I can tell you that these Guidelines have truly been a labor of love for all of us – more than two years with several rounds of evidence review, drafting, re-drafting as new data comes out…. and this is what makes our guidelines one of the most respected diabetes documents in the world!
The 2018 Guidelines are exciting, with a number of substantial changes from the 2013 edition in terms of approach, rigour of methodology, and recommendations.
Each chapter in the Guidelines is structured with a framework including:
Key Messages For People With Diabetes (this is new and awesome, and reflects that the Guidelines are intended not only for the use of health care providers, but also for people with diabetes)
Over the next weeks, I will be posting blogs highlighting some of the key points and changes to the guidelines, and I’ll always include a link to the chapter itself if you’d like to read it in full.