Experts emphasize importance of personalized approaches to diabetes care
The organization supports the idea that all diabetes patients should have easy access to treatments, care, information and tools. All of these elements are crucial for patients to manage diabetes successfully.
Significant evidence from research already shows that one therapeutic approach cannot work for all of the patients who have diabetes. There are unique complications behind the disease, and managing it differently for each individual -- due to lifestyle, health history and several other variants -- is necessary.
Managing diabetes daily means that people must continually self-assess as well as self-treat, especially if they need insulin. These responsibilities come down to each patient. Because this regimen is different for each patient, doctors must develop unique, personalized approaches and regimens for their diabetes patients.
Unfortunately, there are several partnerships between vendors and insurers. The ADA doesn’t support these partnerships because they limit the options that patients can make about their therapeutic care. Such partnerships also limit the tools and treatments patients have access to, negatively impacting outcomes.
Individualized diabetes care is the best diabetes care.