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Diabetes Standards of Care and Resources for Clinicians and Educators

Blood Pressure

Blood pressure control reduces the risk for diabetes complications, including cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease, and is essential in diabetes care.

Blood pressure measurement requires careful attention, periodic retraining, and properly calibrated and maintained equipment. There are many factors that can affect blood pressure readings, including: patient positioning, cuff size and placement, and recent caffeine and tobacco use.

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