Published in Health and Medicine Week, September 11th, 2000
Blood pressure in such patients should be no higher than 130 over 80, the foundation said. The current standard is under 130 over 85.
Most of the more than 11 million Americans with both diabetes and high blood pressure will need to take at least two drugs to reach the lower target rate, according to the foundation. The foundation also recommended that treatment start with an ACE inhibitor, a common type of medication.
The guidelines, published in the September 2000 American Journal of Kidney...
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