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Updated 2023 Annual Diabetes Standards of Care

Posted: 01/19/2023

The 2023 update includes new recommendations including the following themes:

Weight Management

  • More intensive weight loss goals (up to 15%)
  • First step being lifestyle changes
  • Using newer medications (GLP-1 agonists and dual GIP/GLP-1 agonist)

Reducing Cardiovascular Disease

  • Targeting lower blood pressure (<130/80 mm Hg)
  • Lower LDL cholesterol levels using high-intensity statin therapy in high-risk groups and add-on therapy as needed
  • Using SGLT-2 inhibitors to reduce the risk of worsening heart failure and cardiovascular death

Improving Care in Vulnerable Populations

  • Consider the role social determinants of health and health inequities play in disease management
  • Recommend screening for food insecurity
  • Encourage telehealth to be used alongside in-person visits to optimize glycemic management

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