.: New Mexico Diabetes Practice Guidelines 2018

Additional information about the New Mexico Adult Diabetes Practice Guideline:


1. The ADA recommends HDL>50mg/dl for women. For LDL, an "optional" goal of <70 mg/dl is suggested for highest risk patients - such as those with diabetes and prior myocardial infarction.


2. The ADA recommends that a dilated eye exam "be repeated annually by an ophthalmologist or optometrist who is knowledgeable and experienced in diagnosing the presence of diabetic retinopathy and is aware of its management." Less frequent exams may be considered in the setting of a normal eye exam. Retinal photography is not endorsed by the ADA.


However, due to New Mexico's geography and socioeconomic status, NMHCTOD recognizes access to an eye care professional is not always feasible. Retinal photography that is read by an experienced ophthalmologist is an alternative, although the role it may play in preventing eye disease has not been established. Additional resources are available on the New Mexico Health Care Takes On Diabetes website, www.nmtod.com. This guideline is based on the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). For more information, including full documentation for the above clinical recommendations, consult the ADA website at www.diabetes.org/cpr or contact the ADA at 1.800.DIABETES. This guideline should not be construed as representing standards of care nor a substitute for individualized evaluation and treatment based on clinical circumstances.

This guideline should not be construed as representing standards of care nor a substitute for individualized evaluation and treatment based on clinical circumstances.

















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