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June 1987

Statement on Hypertension in Diabetes Mellitus

Arch Intern Med. 1987;147(6):1165-1166. doi:10.1001/archinte.1987.00370060161026

The article, "Statement on Hypertension in Diabetes Mellitus," that appeared in the May issue of the Archives1 was prepared by members of the Working Group on Hypertension in Diabetes, appointed by the Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Md. Norman M. Kaplan, MD, was invited to be a member of the working group, but declined due to pressures of other work. Both the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease Institute (Bethesda, Md) were represented on the working group, and our consultants gave generously of their time and expertise in preparing the statement. Members of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coordinating Committee (Bethesda, Md), composed of 33 health and medical organizations, also critically reviewed the statement and contributed significantly to the final draft submitted for publication. This Coordinating Committee voted unanimously and without reservation to accept

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