The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program coordinates the development of clinical guidelines and related tools to improve the quality of care given to people with diabetes.

Massachusetts Guidelines for Adult Diabetes Care

The Massachusetts Guidelines for Adult Diabetes Care 2009 and the 2011 Executive Summary of Revisions and Recommendations were developed as a way to improve diabetes care in the Commonwealth. The Adult Guidelines are a cooperative effort among many partners. This unique collaboration eliminates the confusion brought about by slight differences in guidelines developed by each managed care organization. The Guidelines are revised every two years and distributed to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, diabetes educators, and Visiting Nurses Associations throughout Massachusetts.


  • Baystate Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan
  • Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Health New England
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH)
  • Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Masspro
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health
  • Partners/MGH
  • Primary Care Clinician (PCC) Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is currently developing similar standards of care for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents.

This information is provided by Diabetes Prevention and Control Program within the Department of Public Health.