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NICE publishes hypertension flowchart covering type 2 diabetes

By Editor
10th September 2019
Clinical guidance, NICE Type 2 diabetes

An interactive flowchart covering the identification and treatment of primary hypertension in people  with type 2 diabetes has been published.

The two-page visual summary on the recommendations for diagnosing and treating hypertension

It is part of the guideline ‘Hypertension in adults: diagnosis and management’, which aims to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks and strokes by helping healthcare professionals to diagnose hypertension accurately and treat it effectively.

There is also a two-page visual summary on the recommendations for diagnosing and treating hypertension.

The guideline – NICE guideline [NG136] – is for people aged 18 and over, including people with type 2 diabetes

This guideline includes new and updated recommendations on:

  • Diagnosing hypertension
  • Starting antihypertensive drug treatment
  • Monitoring treatment and blood pressure targets
  • Choosing antihypertensive drug treatment (treatment steps 1 to 4)
  • Who to refer for same-day specialist review

It also includes unchanged recommendations on:

  • Measuring blood pressure
  • Assessing cardiovascular risk and target organ damage
  • Lifestyle interventions

To access the guideline, click here.

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