Recommendations: Hypertension/Blood Pressure Control
This set of six slides summarize recommendations for screening and diagnosis, goals, and treatment for hypertension/blood pressure control in patients with diabetes Slide 2 of 6 – Goals 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)68Reference American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes—2013. Diabetes Care 2013;36(suppl 1):S29.