Why is good blood pressure so important for me?

In comparison with adults who have normal glucose tolerance, people with prediabetes and diabetes have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Thus, it is important to manage blood pressure to avoid further increases in risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Most patients with diabetes and a blood pressure above 140/90 mmHg should be treated to lower their blood pressure and reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease. In people with diabetes, lowering blood pressure below 130/80 mmHg may further reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Any patients with high blood pressure should consult their doctor for further management.