Table 10

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

Blood pressure<140/80 mmHg**
LDL cholesterol<100 mg/dL (<2.6 mmol/L)
Statin therapy for those with history of MI or age over 40+ other risk factors
  • * 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, 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.