RAS Blockade for Every Diabetic Patient: Pro and Con

May 2011
Diabetes Care;May2011 Supplement 2, Vol. 34, pS320
Academic Journal
The article describes the pros and cons of using renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors in diabetic people. Based on the European Society of Hypertension and the European Society of Cardiology guidelines, RAS suppressor is the first monotherapy that should be given to a diabetic patient with elevated blood pressure. The different aspects of RAS suppression are listed. There also concerns over the indication to the use of RAS. One of which is the nephroprotective effect in type 2 diabetic patients with normal albumin excretion rate.


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