Table 12

Summary of recommendations for glycemic blood pressure and lipid control for most adults with diabetes

Blood pressure<130/80 mmHg
    LDL cholesterol<100 mg/dl (<2.6 mmol/l)
  • *More or less stringent glycemic goals may be appropriate for individual patients. Goals should be individualized based on: duration of diabetes, age/life expectancy, comorbid conditions, known CVD or advanced microvascular complications, hypoglycemia unawareness, and individual patient considerations.

  • †Based on patient characteristics and response to therapy, higher or lower systolic blood pressure targets may be appropriate.

  • ‡In individuals with overt CVD, a lower LDL cholesterol goal of <70 mg/dl (1.8 mmol/l), using a high dose of a statin, is an option.