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Table 11—

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

A1C <7.0%* 
Blood pressure <130/80 mmHg 
Lipids  
    LDL cholesterol <100 mg/dl (<2.6 mmol/l) 
A1C <7.0%* 
Blood pressure <130/80 mmHg 
Lipids  
    LDL cholesterol <100 mg/dl (<2.6 mmol/l) 
*

Referenced to a nondiabetic range of 4.0–6.0% using a DCCT-based assay.

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.

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