Diabetes treatment goals aim to prevent or delay complications and optimize quality of life. These goals should be developed collaboratively with people with diabetes to honor their preferences and values. Comprehensive diabetes care should be provided by an interprofessional team which may include but is not limited to diabetes care and education specialists, primary care and subspecialty clinicians, nurses, registered dietitian nutritionists, exercise specialists, pharmacists, dentists, podiatrists, behavioral health professionals, and community partners such as community health workers and community paramedics. Ongoing treatment necessitates regular follow-up and the active engagement of people with diabetes and their care partners. Comprehensive medical evaluations (described in the table below) and the provision of all recommended vaccinations (cdc.gov/vaccines) are essential components of ongoing diabetes care.

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