Management of type 2 diabetes: A handbook for general practice

Explanation and source of recommendations

Last revised: 17 Sep 2020

The definitions of the levels of evidence and grades of recommendation in this handbook are provided here. Refer to ‘How to use this handbook’ for further explanation of how to use these recommendations.

National Health and Medical Research Council’s levels of evidence and grades of recommendation (2009–16)

Table 1.

Table 1.

Levels of evidence

Table 2.

Table 2.

Grades of recommendations

Diabetes Canada criteria for assigning levels of evidence and grades of recommendation

Table 3.

Table 3.

Criteria for assigning levels of evidence

Table 4.

Table 4.

Criteria for assigning grades of recommendations for clinical practice

Diabetes Association levels of evidence

Table 5.

Table 5.

American Diabetes Association levels of evidence

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