How to Define Prehypertension in Diabetes/Metabolic Syndrome

  title={How to Define Prehypertension in Diabetes/Metabolic Syndrome},
  author={Avshalom Leibowitz and Ehud Grossman},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
H ypertension is a powerful risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. The coexistence of hypertension and type 2 diabetes is devastating to the CV system (1). Lowering blood pressure (BP) is especially beneficial in diabetic patients, and therefore the goal BP in these patients is 130/80 mmHg rather than 140/90 mmHg, which is the goal in the general population (2,3). The Joint National Committee (JNC) VII introduced the term “prehypertension,” which is defined as BP levels of… CONTINUE READING