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Lowering Blood Pressure to 140 mmHg in Type 2 Diabetics is Good Enough

Several published treatment guidelines for high blood pressure (hypertension) recommend that type 2 diabetics aim for systolic blood pressure of 130–135 or less.  The latest research indicates that a goal of 140 mmHg is adequate. 

Details are available in the  HeartWire issue of March 14, 2010

Steve Parker, M.D.

PS: You won’t find mention of diastolic pressure in the HeartWire article.


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