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Updated diabetes standards released by the American Diabetes Association

KEY POINT

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) released its annual standards of care for patients with diabetes, with key updates including specific recommendations for those with concurrent cardiovascular (CV) disease, blood pressure monitoring and goals, new youth screening recommendations for those who are overweight, and an emphasis on patient-centered care.

SOURCES

American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes–2018. Diabetes Care. 2018;41(suppl 1): S1-S159.