Study Looks at Diabetics and Blood Pressure - 8 News NOW

Study Looks at Diabetics and Blood Pressure

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People dealing with diabetes have always been told to strictly control their high blood pressure, but a new study by the Journal of American Medical Association found that those who weren't as strict did just as well.

Guidelines suggest systolic pressure remain under 130, but the new research found those who kept it between 130 to 139 did just as well as those more tightly controlled.

That means diabetics who work hard to get their blood pressure under 130 get no added benefits with regard to the risk of death, stroke or heart attack.

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