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Updated Guidelines Address Hypertension, Nutrition, and Medical Care

KEY POINT

In its annually updated guidelines for care of patients with or at risk for diabetes mellitus (DM), the American Diabetes Association (ADA) provides clinicians and patients with new information on treatment of concomitant hypertension and improved nutrition as a means of preventing DM and its complications. The extensive medical care statement has been completely rewritten, and substantial revisions were made to several relevant sections, including hyperglycemic crises, insulin administration, diabetic nephropathy, and tests of glycemia. The 2002 guidelines also introduce the simplified abbreviation A1C for glycosylated hemoglobin, rather than HbA1c.

SOURCES

American Diabetes Association clinical practice recommendations 2002. Diabetes Care. 2002;25(suppl 1):S1–S147.