Table 1.

Clinical description of diabetes and hypertension in the presence of diabetes

DiabetesFasting plasma glucose level of > 7 mmol/L; casual plasma glucose level of > 11.1 mmol/L, with symptoms of diabetes; or 2-hour plasma glucose level of > 11.1 mmol/L
Hypertension in people with diabetesSystolic BP value of > 130 mm Hg or diastolic BP value of > 80 mm Hg
  • BP—blood pressure.

  • Data from the Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert Committee.3