New, more aggressive targets for blood pressure and lipids are among the changes to the annual American Diabetes Association (ADA) Standards of Care in Diabetes — 2023, a document long considered the gold standard for care of the more than 100m Americans living with diabetes and prediabetes.

The standards now advise a blood pressure target for people with diabetes of less than 130/80 mmHg, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol targets of below 70 mg/dL or no greater than 55 mg/dL, depending on the person’s cardiovascular risk.

“In the 2023 version, you’ll see information that really speaks to how we can more aggressively treat diabetes and reduce complications in various ways,” ADA Chief Scientific and Medical Officer Dr Robert Gabbay told Medscape Medical News. …more