HYPERTENSION: When should we treat hypertension in patients with diabetes?

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Abstract

Diabetes mellitus and hypertension are closely related, and guidelines have recommended aggressive treatment of hypertension in patients with diabetes. However, no single clinical trial is conclusive. An extensive review of the use of blood-pressure-lowering drugs in patients with diabetes supports treating blood pressure >140/90 mmHg, whereas reducing blood pressure in people with normal or high-normal blood pressure might have untoward effects.

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