The Evidence Base for Tight Blood Pressure Control in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Vincenza Snow*, Kevin B. Weiss, Christel Mottur-Pilson

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Abstract

This article describes the American College of Physicians' guidelines for managing hypertension in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It answers the following questions: 1) What are the benefits of tight blood pressure control in type 2 diabetes? 2) What are appropriate target levels of systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure for patients with type 2 diabetes? and 3) Are certain antihypertensive agents more effective in patients with diabetes?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)587-592
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume138
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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