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Case studies in diabetes care

ABCss: B is for blood pressure

Pat Phillips

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Abstract

Case studies in this series focus on the ABCss of diabetes care (A1c, blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking, salicylates), how to get them closer to target and how to keep them there.

Article Extract

Case scenario

Bob is 64 years old and has had type 2 diabetes for 11 years. His weight is 82 kg and his height is 1.82 m, which means he is overweight (BMI, 25.9 kg/m2); his weight has been steady over the last few years. He walks for 20 to 30 minutes several times a week with his wife and an ageing Labrador and enjoys ‘a few beers’ on weekends. His father died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 66 years, and Bob is well aware of his own coronary risk.

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