Core Positions

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  • State and county level data about diabetes should be collected and made widely available.

  • State, local, and organizational policies can be used to improve the health of individuals and populations.

  • Informed health care providers are better able educate patients and influence their choices.

  • Community-based self-management programs improve medication adherence and lifestyle management.

  • People with diabetes and people who are at risk for diabetes need access to primary and specialty care.