Table 11

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, individual and patient considerations.

  • †Based on patient characteristics and response to therapy, higher or lower SBP 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.