Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Comorbidities

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD

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January 30, 2020

Both the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in association with the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, note that the general target recommendation for most patients with type 2 DM is SBP < 140 mm Hg and DBP < 90 mm Hg. Randomized controlled trials have shown that these target SBP and DBP goals reduce cerebrovascular accident, coronary events, and kidney disease in patients with type 2 DM.

Along with antihypertensive agents to lower BP, patients should also initiate lifestyle modifications to further lower BP, which in turn improve the effectiveness of antihypertensive drugs. Regular BP monitoring is also essential for patients with type 2 DM.

Learn more about ADA and ESC recommendations for managing BP in patients with type 2 DM.

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