Diabetes Health Practitioner Guidance and Training

Get quick access to resources to help your patients better manage their diabetes and improve their overall health. 

Diabetes Toolkit

This online resource includes professional and patient education materials. It helps primary care providers, educators, and insurers deliver quality care.

Section 1: Health Care Professional Education (PDF, 3.8 MB) 

Chapters: Overview, Standards & Practice Recommendations, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Monitoring, Acute Complications of Diabetes, Chronic Complications of Diabetes, Diabetes Education, Medications, and Resources 

Section 2: Treatment Algorithms, Protocols, Guidelines, and Recommendations (PDF, 6.4 MB) 

Chapters: Prevention, Weight Loss, Exercise, Nutrition, Glycemic Control, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Insulin Administration, Foot Care, Pain Management, and Care of the Elderly 

Note: Treatment Algorithms, Protocols, Guidelines and Recommendations are updated more frequently than other sections of the Diabetes Toolkit. To access the most recent version of the documents found in this section, visit the Algorithms and Guidelines listed below 

Section 3: Patient Handouts in English (PDF, 10.5 MB); Patient Handouts in Spanish (PDF, 9.7 MB) 

Chapters: Overview, Pregnancy, Monitoring, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Medications, Acute Complications of Diabetes, Chronic Complications of Diabetes, Hygiene, Psychosocial Issues, Miscellaneous, and Resources


We developed these treatment algorithms with a panel of experts. The open process was then peer-reviewed to assure everything is complete, accurate, and consistent with the current state of knowledge on diabetes treatment.

Treatment Algorithms, Protocols, Guidelines and Recommendations

A1c Goals

Texas Diabetes Council A1c Goals

(PDF, 147 kb)

Diabetes Minimum Practice Recommendations for Children and Adolescents

(PDF, 81kb)

Diabetes Minimum Practice Recommendations for Adults (PDF, 82kb)


Prevention and Delay of Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adults

Publication Number: E45-11825 (PDF, 721kb)

Weight Loss

Weight Loss Algorithm for Overweight and Obese Adults

Publication Number: E45-11694 (PDF, 411kb)

Weight Management Algorithm for Overweight Children and Adolescents

Publication Number: E45-12083 (PDF, 272kb)


Exercise Recommendations for Diabetes Prevention and Weight Loss

Publication Number: E45-11266 (PDF, 74kb)


Prediabetes and Diabetes Medical Nutrition Therapy Algorithm for Adults

Publication Number: E45-10778 (PDF, 295kb)

Nutrition Recommendations and Interventions for Diabetes (supplement)

(PDF, 1.1MB)

Glycemic Control

Glycemic Control Algorithm For Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults

Publication Number: E45-11265 (PDF, 190kb)

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

Hypertension Algorithm for Diabetes in Adults

Publication Number: E45-11267 (PDF, 112kb)

Lipid Algorithm for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults

Publication Number: E45-10777 (PDF, 100kb)

Macrovascular Risk Reduction in Diabetes: Antiplatelet Therapy (supplement)

(PDF, 122kb)

Insulin Administration

Insulin Algorithm for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Children and Adults

Publication Number: E45-11649 (PDF, 152kb)

Insulin Algorithm for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Children and Adults 

Publication Number: E45-11647 (PDF, 436kb)

  • Initiation of Once Daily Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Children and Adults

  • Worksheet: Advancing to Intensive/Physiologic Basal: Bolus Insulin Therapy

IV Insulin Infusion Protocol for Critically Ill Adult Patients in the ICU Setting

Publication Number: E45-12063 (PDF, 154kb)

ICU Insulin Orders – IV Insulin Infusion Protocol

Publication Number: E45-12614 (PDF, 133kb)

Orders for Adults with DKA and Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State (HHS) 

(PDF, 123kb)

Inpatient Protocol for Transition from I.V. to Basal/Bolus S.Q. Insulin

(PDF, 103kb)

Transition from I.V. to S.Q. Insulin Order Set

(PDF, 136kb)

Minimum Standards for the Initiation, Evaluation and Management of Insulin Pump Therapy

(PDF, 138kb)

Insulin Pump Therapy (supplement)

(PDF, 258kb)

Foot Care

Diabetic Foot Care 

Publication Number: E45-12000 (PDF, 627kb)

Foot Screening Mapping Examples (supplement)

(PDF, 1MB)

Pain Management

Recommendations for Treatment of Painful Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy in Adults

Publication Number: E45-12613 (PDF, 178kb)

Disclaimer: The algorithms and protocols adopted by the Texas Diabetes Council are based on the best information available at the time of adoption and designed to provide information and assist decision-making. They should not be interpreted as prescribing an exclusive course of management. Variations in practice will inevitably and appropriately occur when clinicians consider the needs of the individual patient, available resources, and limitations unique to an institution or type of practice. Every professional using these guidelines is responsible for evaluating the appropriateness of applying them in any clinical situation.