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Blood pressure control in diabetics reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by 33% to 50%, and the risk of microvascular complications by approximately 33%.

National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf. Published 2011. Accessed November 18, 2016

Reference

Title
National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
Published 2011
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL
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