Lowering the systolic blood pressure of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics can significantly decrease the incidence of diabetes related microvascular complications such as retinopathy, vitreous hemorrhage, and renal failure. A 10 mm Hg reduction in systolic blood pressure leads to a 13% (P < 0.0001) decrease in the incidence of microvascular complications.
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Diabetes and Blood Pressure Control.
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