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For every 10 mmHg reduction in systolic blood pressure, the risk of diabetic complications is reduced by 12%.

Adler A, Stratton I, Weil H, Yudkin J, et al. Association of Systolic Blood Pressure with Macrovascular and Microvascular Complications of Type 2 Diabetes (UKPDS 36): Prospective observational study. BMJ. 2000; 321(7258). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC27455/

Reference

Title
Association of Systolic Blood Pressure with Macrovascular and Microvascular Complications of Type 2 Diabetes (UKPDS 36): Prospective observational study
Publication
BMJ
Publication Date
2000
Authors
Adler A, Stratton I, Weil H, Yudkin J, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 321, Issue 7258
URL
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