Features March 2013 Issue

Guidelines Raise Blood Pressure Target for Patients with Diabetes

A systolic pressure of under 140 mm Hg is recommended, but individual targets may vary.

For many years, people with diabetes were told they should get their blood pressure down below 130/80 mm Hg. Because diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease and multiple cardiovascular complications, that target was seen as an especially important goal.

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