Three quarters of patients with diabetes in England and Wales meet blood pressure targetsBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i554 (Published 28 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i554
- Gareth Iacobucci
- 1The BMJ
Three quarters of patients with diabetes in England and Wales are now meeting target blood pressure levels, figures have shown.
Achieving blood pressure levels of ≤140/80 is one of three treatment targets for patients with diabetes recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The latest findings from the National Diabetes Audit showed a steady improvement against this target in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.1
In 2014-15, 76.4% of patients with type 1 diabetes and 74.2% with type 2 diabetes achieved the target. This compares with 68.5% of patients …