Here's why pulse pressure is important in diabetes

Once systolic BP is controlled, it's better to avoid too low a diastolic pressure: cardiologist

Pulse pressure is a better predictor of severe diabetic retinopathy than systolic blood pressure, researchers from Japan report.

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Hypertension is thought to be an excellent predictor of incident diabetic retinopathy, but only weak evidence supports a role for systolic blood pressure in developing severe diabetic retinopathy.

Researchers used data from a national health insurance claim database in Japan to test their hypothesis that high pulse pressure is a better indicator of future development of severe diabetic retinopathy than high systolic blood