Clinical guidelines are important tools for supporting decision-making, transforming best practice, and improving patient outcomes. Where several guidelines are available for a particular clinical topic, we develop Guidelines comparison tables to allow easy access to recommendations. Collated and reviewed by our in-house pharmacists and editors, this updated Guidelines comparison table summarises the top-line recommendations on the pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults, from the following sources (for source references, see the table footnotes):
- 2019 update to: Management of hyperglycaemia in type 2 dibetes, 2018. A nonsensus report by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the study of Diabetes
- NICE Guideline 28—Type 2 diabetes in adults: management
- SIGN Guideline 154—Pharmacological management of glycaemic control in people with type 2 diabetes
The content in this Guidelines comparison table is deliberately concise and readers are strongly advised to refer to the original guidelines and consensus report as listed above. Readers should also refer to the summary of product characteristics when a drug therapy is described. Download a PDF of this comparison table here.