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April 3, 2018

Individualizing Blood Pressure Targets for People With Diabetes and Hypertension: Comparing the ADA and the ACC/AHA Recommendations

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Washington, Seattle
  • 2University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
  • 3Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2018;319(13):1319-1320. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.0642

People with diabetes are at high risk for cardiovascular diseases, kidney disease, and retinopathy, all of which may be reduced with appropriate blood pressure (BP) management.1 Therefore, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) includes recommendations for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in its annual Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes.2 In addition, the ADA published a position statement on diabetes and hypertension in September 2017,1 and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) published the 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults.3