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Three quarters of patients with diabetes in England and Wales meet blood pressure targets

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i554 (Published 28 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i554
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 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 …

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