BRUSSELS, BELGIUM—Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) is pleased to announce the publication of the 2022 Clinical Practice Guideline for Diabetes Management in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The Guideline and Executive Summary are now available online in Supplement to Kidney International and Kidney International, respectively, and have been posted on the KDIGO website. The Guideline was co-chaired by Ian de Boer, MD, MS (United States), and Peter Rossing, MD, DMSc (Denmark), who co-chaired the 2020 Guideline. The Work Group for this guideline also served on the 2020 Diabetes in CKD Guideline.
The KDIGO 2022 Diabetes in CKD Guideline follows only two years after the original clinical practice guideline on this topic in 2020. The update was motivated by the wealth of high-quality new information that has quickly become available since the 2020 guideline was published and by calls from the community to help guide the application of these new data. The short interval between guidelines reflects the rapid pace of advancement in the treatment of diabetes and CKD.
The guideline is designed to apply to a broad population of patients with diabetes and CKD, while being mindful of implications for policy and payment. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are both addressed, with differences in approach to management highlighted when appropriate.
“This update to the Diabetes Guideline again emphasizes patient-centeredness and a holistic approach to treatment for patients with diabetes and CKD,” says Dr. de Boer. “Notably, the Work Group included two members with diabetes and CKD who contributed actively as peers to keep the guideline relevant and patient-centered. Incorporating patients as partners has become more common in research, and we are pleased to see that this model is being adopted by additional clinical practice guidelines.”
Development of the Diabetes in CKD Guideline followed an explicit process of evidence review and appraisal. Treatment approaches and guideline recommendations are based on systematic reviews of relevant studies. Appraisal of the quality of the evidence and the strength of recommendations followed the ‘Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation’ (GRADE) approach. Limitations of the evidence are discussed, with areas of future research also presented.
“As Co-Chairs, we would like to recognize the outstanding efforts of all of these dedicated contributors, without whom this guideline would not have been possible,” said Dr. Rossing. “This Work Group, which included all authors of the 2020 Diabetes Guideline, was diverse, multinational, multidisciplinary, experienced, thoughtful, and vigilant in its work. We hope that the summary guidance provided here will help improve the care of patients with diabetes and CKD worldwide.”