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Adding antihypertensive to standard diabetes therapy improves glycemic control in T2DM


Key clinical point: Stringent management of blood pressure (BP) with amlodipine in addition to standard diabetes therapy significantly improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) compared with standard diabetes therapy alone.

Major finding: After 24 weeks, amlodipine plus standard diabetes therapy vs. standard diabetes therapy alone led to a significant reduction in the mean glycated hemoglobin level (6.62% vs 7.01%; P = .01), fasting plasma glucose level (122 vs 129 mg/dL; P < .001), systolic blood pressure (132 vs 143 mm Hg; P < .001), and diastolic blood pressure (78.9 vs 86.0 mm Hg; P < .001), with neural effects on the lipid profile and urinary albumin excretion.

Study details: Findings are from a prospective cohort study including 168 patients with newly diagnosed T2D who received amlodipine plus standard diabetes therapy (n = 87) or standard diabetes therapy alone (n = 81).

Disclosures: This study did not report the source of funding. The authors declared no conflicts of interest.

Source: Li JC et al. Antihypertensive treatment improves glycemic control in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus: A prospective cohort study. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2022;13:935561 (Sep 9). Doi: 10.3389/fendo.2022.935561.

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