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Optimal BP in Type 2 Diabetes and Kidney Disease

May 6, 2017

A 62-year-old man presents with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and albuminuria. His seated BP is 162/104 mm Hg. What's an ideal blood pressure target for this patient?


Answer: B. 130/80 mm Hg

Explanation:  Based on data from goal BP trials in diabetes patients and recommendations from the National Kidney Foundation and the American Diabetes Association, 130/80 mm Hg is an ideal BP target in patients with concomitant type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease, as well as in patients at high cardiovascular risk.


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