Sunday, December 30, 2012

[38] New ADA Blood Pressure Targets

[ADA,Diabetes Care,2012,140,130,80]

  • People with diabetes and hypertension should be treated to a systolic blood pressure goal of <140 mmHg. (B)
  • Lower systolic targets, such as <130 mmHg, may be appropriate for certain individuals, such as younger patients, if it can be achieved without undue treatment burden. (C)
  • Patients with diabetes should be treated to a diastolic blood pressure <80 mmHg. (B)

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