Author | Mayer B. Davidson, MD

Articles

Diabetes Clinic, Part 2 - Clinically Effective Approaches to Meeting the American Diabetes Association's Guidelines: Blood Pressure Levels, Renal Evaluations, and Physical Examinations

December 14, 2009

In addition to promulgating standards of care regarding glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which were discussed in part 1 of this series, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has also outlined blood pressure goals. This report will review these blood pressure goals and discuss important components of the physical examination for diabetic patients, including eye and renal evaluations.