What are the ADA recommended blood glucose goals for non-critically ill patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Oct 08, 2021
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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In the absence of clear evidence for specific blood glucose goals in non–critically ill patients, the ADA suggests that reasonable targets are premeal blood glucose levels lower than 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L) with random blood glucose levels below 180 mg/dL (10.0 mmol/L), provided that these targets can be safely achieved. [5] It may be appropriate to use more stringent targets in stable patients with previous tight glycemic control and less stringent targets in patients with severe comorbidities.

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