Blood pressure targets for type 2 diabetes should be lower, say researchersBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h749 (Published 11 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h749
- Jacqui Wise
Recent changes to guidelines on lowering blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes should be reconsidered to reinstate the lower target level, researchers have said in JAMA after carrying out a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.1
They concluded that people with diabetes who reached a systolic blood pressure below 130 mm Hg had a 25% lower risk of stroke than those with higher blood pressure levels and also had a lower risk of retinopathy and albuminuria.
Until recently most guidelines recommended that people with type 2 diabetes should have …