If you are taking the CDCES or BC-ADM exam in 2023, these new blood pressure target recommendations and treatment interventions are important to know.
For all of us who serve people with diabetes, research suggests that these more intensive blood pressure targets will save lives and decrease CV and microvascular disease. By sharing this information with our colleagues and teams, we can be a part of improving outcomes and quality of life.
The following content summarizes the 2023 updated ADA guidelines as outlined in Standard 10 – Cardiovascular Disease and Risk Management.
Randomized clinical trials have unequivocally demonstrated that getting blood pressure to target saves lives and reduces risk of cardiovascular and microvascular complications.
The recommendation to support a blood pressure goal of <130/80 in people with diabetes is consistent with guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association (20), the International Society of Hypertension (21), and the European Society of Cardiology (22).
Keeping track of medications for hypertension and cholesterol can seem daunting. We have put together a Hypertension and Lipid Medication Cheat Sheet along with summary information for each class that is important to know for certification exams and is very useful in clinical practice.
Together, we can improve the quality of life and outcomes for people living with diabetes. Getting blood pressure to target is one of the most important interventions we can take to maintain health. Thank you for reading this article and advocating for the best evidence-based care.
This course, updated annually, is an essential review for anyone in the field of diabetes. Join Coach Beverly as she summarizes the 2023 updates to the American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes and provides critical teaching points and content for healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care and education.
Intended Audience: This course is a knowledge-based activity designed for individuals or groups of diabetes professionals, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, and other health care providers interested in staying up to date on current practices of care for people with prediabetes, diabetes and other related conditions.
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This bundle includes our CDCES Online Prep Bundle (featured above) plus the ADCES Review Guide – 5th Edition-Revised. The online bundle includes Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 (Boot Camp), plus two bonus courses. The ADCES Review Guide offers over 480+ practice questions and is a fantastic independent study tool and comprehensive resource for the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Exam.
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