Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Comorbidities

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD

Disclosures

January 21, 2022

According to 2021 American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines, a blood pressure target of less than 130/80 mm Hg may be appropriate for individuals with diabetes and hypertension who are at higher cardiovascular risk (ie, who have existing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease [ASCVD] or 10-year ASCVD risk 15% or higher), if it can be safely attained.

For individuals with diabetes and hypertension who are at lower risk for cardiovascular disease (ie, a 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk of less than 15%), a blood pressure target of less than 140/90 mm Hg is recommended.

For pregnant patients with diabetes and preexisting hypertension, a blood pressure target of 110-135/85 mmHg is suggested both for reducing the risk for accelerated maternal hypertension and for minimizing impaired fetal growth.

Learn more about managing patients with type 2 DM and hypertension.

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