oa South African Family Practice - Management issues in hypertensive diabetics : CPD

Volume 48, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



This article discusses seven issues in the management of hypertension in diabetic patients, namely the importance of blood pressure control, optimal blood pressure control levels, the importance of blocking the renin-angiotensin system, the inevitability of combination anti-hypertensive therapy, drug choices, the diabetogenic effects of high dose thiazide diuretics and beta-blockers and the importance of treating other risk factors, like dyslipidaemia.

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