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Blood pressure of 130 to 139 mm Hg systolic or 80 to 89 mm Hg diastolic following therapeutic lifestyle efforts must be lowered with drug therapy (ADA, 2009; UKPDS, 1998) (SOR: A). Pharmacologic therapy for patients with diabetes and hypertension should include an ACE inhibitor or ARB or thiazide diuretic (GFR >30 mL/min). (Loop diuretics are much weaker antihypertensives and should be reserved for patients requiring a diuretic and with estimated GFR <30.) ACE inhibitors, ARBs, beta and calcium channel blockers, and thiazide diuretics have all been shown to reduce cardiovascular events (ALLHAT, 2002; JNC-7, 2003) (SOR: C).

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