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Table 2—

Indications for initial treatment and goals for adult hypertensive diabetic patients

Blood pressure
SystolicDiastolic
Goal (mmHg) <130 <80 
Behavioral therapy alone (maximum 3 months) then add pharmacologic treatment 130–139 80–89 
Behavioral therapy and pharmacological treatment ≥140 ≥90 
Blood pressure
SystolicDiastolic
Goal (mmHg) <130 <80 
Behavioral therapy alone (maximum 3 months) then add pharmacologic treatment 130–139 80–89 
Behavioral therapy and pharmacological treatment ≥140 ≥90 
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