American Diabetes Association Increases Upper Limit of BP Goals in Patients with Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association has issued new guidelines that will recommend changes in blood pressure goals for patients with diabetes. Based on data from several recent meta-analyses, the association is increasing the upper limit from <130 mm Hg to <140 mm Hg. In a statement, Richard Grant, MD, MPH, incoming chair of the Professional Practice Committee at the ADA said that this change in recommendation should in no way “downplay the importance of treating high blood pressure in people with diabetes.”
The new standards were published in the January 2013 issue of Diabetes Care.