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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
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
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
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.