Table 9

Summary of glycemic recommendations for many nonpregnant adults with diabetes

Preprandial capillary plasma glucose70–130 mg/dL* (3.9–7.2 mmol/L)
Peak postprandial capillary plasma glucose<180 mg/dL* (<10.0 mmol/L)
•*Goals should be individualized based on:
duration of diabetes
age/life expectancy
comorbid conditions
known CVD or advanced microvascular complications
hypoglycemia unawareness
individual patient considerations
• More or less stringent glycemic goals may be appropriate for individual patients
• Postprandial glucose may be targeted if A1C goals are not met despite reaching preprandial glucose goals
  • †Postprandial glucose measurements should be made 1–2 h after the beginning of the meal, generally peak levels in patients with diabetes.