Quick Reference Guide

For All Patients with Diabetes: ABCDEs


A1C – optimal glycemic control (usually ≤ 7%)


BP – optimal blood pressure control (< 130/80 mmHg)


Cholesterol – LDL-C ≤ 2.0 mmol/L if decision made to treat (see algorithm and Risk Assessment Tool)


Drugs to protect the heart (even if the baseline blood pressure or LDL-C is already at target) (see algorithm and Risk Assessment Tool)


Exercise / Eating – Regular physical activity, healthy eating, achievement and maintenance of healthy body weight


Smoking cessation

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