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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

Global Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome

October 2020 | Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome Workgroup - Global Down Syndrome Foundation

On October 20, 2020, the Global Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in an article called "Medical Care of Adults with Down Syndrome: A Clinical Guideline." They provide evidence-based recommendations to support healthcare providers in their care of adults with Down syndrome. The links below take you to the guidelines as well as a checklist and a diabetes toolkit. These links are from the Global Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome page on the Global Down Syndrome Foundation website. 

Full Guidelines

Checklist

Diabetes Toolkit

 

The abstract for the article in JAMA can be found here.

The guidelines address behavior, dementia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, atlantoaxial instability, osteoporosis, thyroid, and celiac disease.

 
GLOBAL Medical Care Guidelines - full
 
 
 
Global Medical Care Guidelines - checklist
 
 
 
2021-GLOBAL-Guideline-Diabetes-Toolkit
 
 
 
JAMA-cover_2019
 
 

Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.

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