Table 1.

Critical appraisal of diabetes mellitus guidelines by the AGREE instrument.

GuidelineDate of issueSource1Scope2Length, pagesGL manual3OriginDomain score, %Overall assessment
D14D2D3D4D5D6
(12)1999BothDiagnostic>100NoUSA894069351721Recommend with alteration
(13)2001DatabaseCombined51–100YesUK56757471871Strongly recommend
(14)2002JournalCombined1–10NoNorth America4761733144Would not recommend
(15)2002BothDiagnostic11–50NoUSA532331671117Recommend with alteration
(16)2002DatabaseCombined>100YesUK928587983342Strongly recommend
(17)2002DatabaseCombined>100YesUK928890983342Strongly recommend
(18)2002DatabaseCombined1–10NoSouth Africa142365600Would not recommend
(19)2002BothDiagnostic1–10NoCanada812140731913Recommend with alteration
(20)2003DatabaseCombined>100NoCanada863360902542Recommend with alteration
(21)2003DatabaseCombined>100YesNew Zealand8683769656100Strongly recommend
(22)2003DatabaseDiagnostic51–100YesUSA972177903988Strongly recommend
(23)2003DatabaseDiagnostic>100YesUSA942374814283Strongly recommend
(24)2003DatabaseDiagnostic51–100YesInternational1003329525842Recommend with alteration
(25)2004BothCombined1–10YesUSA97276479675Recommend with alteration
(26)2004DatabaseCombined1–10NoUSA, Canada422766500Would not recommend
(27)2004DatabaseCombined>100YesUK978892987292Strongly recommend
(28)2005DatabaseDiagnostic11–50YesCanada723513856929Recommend with alteration
(29)2005DatabaseCombined51–100YesInternational584655794496Recommend with alteration
(30)2005DatabaseDiagnostic>100YesAustralia977390813921Strongly recommend
(31)2006DatabaseDiagnostic51–100YesInternational781526692521Wouldn’t recommend
(32)2007BothCombined>100YesUSA644239691746Recommend with alteration
(33)2007BothCombined11–50YesUSA61313992390Recommend with alteration
(34)2007DatabaseDiagnostic0–50YesInternational86275560289Recommend with alteration
(35)2007DatabaseCombined51–100YesUK977164905621Strongly recommend
(36)2007DatabaseCombined51–100YesUK976967885621Strongly recommend
(37)2007DatabaseCombined51–100YesUK757167817229Strongly recommend
Mean774554763439
Range14–1006–886–9233–980–720–100