No longer considered a single entity, hypertension is part of a larger disease group that includes obesity, diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, and other concerns. Test your knowledge of hypertension and related problems.
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If you combine the simplified targets found in JNC 8 with the practical directions offered by the ASH 2013 update, will you actually reach the elusive destination (hypertension control)? Maybe. More, here.
Achieving sustained reductions of hyperlipidemia and blood pressure in a patient with diabetes is not impossible, but it's a challenge. A new study comparing two health systems shows which factors increase the odds of success.
Only 7% of patients with diabetes have reached goals for hemoglobin A1c, LDL cholesterol, and blood pressure. What can be done to help more patients achieve their goals? In this 2-part interview, Dr Edward Shahady shows how group visits can help your patients with diabetes better control their disease and reduce their risk of diabetic complications.