Applying the 2005 Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommendations: 5. Therapy for patients with hypertension and diabetes mellitus

Tobe, Sheldon; McAlister, Finlay A.; Leiter, Lawrence
November 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/8/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 10, p1154
Academic Journal
Answers several questions about the therapy for patients with hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Reason for the lower threshold for initiating antihypertensive treatment and the target blood pressures in people with diabetes compared with people with uncomplicated hypertension; Antihypertensive therapies recommended for people with diabetes; Possibility of combining an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and angiotensin-receptor blocker because of the nephropathy.


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