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Hypertension is a risk factor for both microvascular and macrovascular complications in patients with diabetes mellitus. There are few studies investigating the goal blood pressure levels in patients with type 1 diabetes. The guidelines generally extrapolate the data from studies of type 2 diabetics to patients with type 1 diabetes.
The following articles address important components of blood pressure control in type 1 diabetics. Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in patients with type 1 diabetes, underscoring the importance of treating hypertension appropriately in this population.