Overtreatment of blood pressure in patients with diabetes mellitus sometimes as common as undertreatment

A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that utilization of a clinical action measure was useful in detecting over- and undertreatment of blood pressure (BP) in patients with diabetes mellitus, with similar rates in each clinical scenario.

“The problem with blood pressure control to optimum levels has been tolerance to drug doses that are required to bring blood pressure to target and polypharmacy. The number of drugs has direct bearing on side effects.”
-S.K. Diwan, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Swangi (Meghe), Wardha, India

In Indian patients over the age of 40, approximately...

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