Table 1—

Compliance with 1999/2000 ADA standards of treatment

Laboratory values/recommended frequency of testingADA standard of treatment
nTreatment compliance
Diabetic goalsAdditional action suggested (guideline)Treated to goal (%)Additional action suggested (%)Mean value ± SD
HbAlc<7.0%>8.0%34047.6307.43 ± 1.7
 Every 6 months if stable, otherwise quarterly
SBP<130>13037735.364.6139 ± 18.8
 Every 6 months
DBP<85>8537779.620.475 ± 11.5
 Every 6 months
LDL<100>130*2283372111 ± 33
 Annual unless low risk
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    * For diabetic patients with multiple coronary heart disease risk factors, some authorities recommend action between 100 and 130 mg/dl.