Hypertension in patients with diabetes: Overcoming barriers to effective control

William J. Elliott, Richard Maddy, Robert Toto, George Bakris

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Abstract

The management of diabetic hypertension poses special problems for the medical community. Although patient adherence is often a major barrier to successful management, physicians' beliefs and prejudices also negatively impact treatment. In addition, healthcare organizations need to provide better support to physicians who feel isolated in their efforts to manage diabetic hypertension. Reductions of morbidity and mortality are achievable goals but require aggressive treatment and improved adherence if they are to be reached.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-38
Number of pages10
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Volume107
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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