How do the recommendations of the Guide relate to the primary prevention of diabetes?
The diabetes-related interventions reviewed to date address the needs of people with diagnosed diabetes. Primary prevention has clearly become a critical diabetes issue and community interventions to promote physical activity are addressed in the MMWR/Vol. 50, No. RR-16/September 28, 2001, as well as the American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2002;22(1 Suppl). Back to top 14. How do these recommendations apply to different settings and racial and ethnic groups? The Guide process involves carefully examining existing data to see what racial and ethnic groups and settings they apply to and it comments on these issues. The recommendations for diabetes self-management education in the home for adolescents with type 1 diabetes and in community gathering places for adults with type 2 diabetes apply to people with a broad range of racial and ethnic backgrounds. Disease and case management can be used in managed care organizations and disease management can also be used in community clinics.