The American Diabetes Association (ADA) released guidance this week outlining new standards for diabetes care.

Though the guidance is updated annually, this year’s tweaks are more extensive than usual and include stricter recommendations related to medications, new technologies, weight control, and modifiable lifestyle factors like sleep and exercise.

“The updates in the 2023 Standards of Care are a testament to how far we’ve come as a medical community, in terms of better medications/technologies enabling more aggressive targets for health, and in terms of being more aware of health disparities,” Dr. David Ahn, an endocrinologist and program director of the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag Health System, told Healthline