Arterial hypertension is more common in diabetes mellitus than in nondiabetic subjects, and many metabolic and hemodynamic features of diabetes mellitus contribute to the etiology of hypertension. Control of hypertension in diabetes mellitus is extremely important as high blood pressure accelerates both macrovascular and microvascular complications of this disease. Most classes of antihypertensive agents are effective in blood pressure control in diabetes mellitus, so the choice of antihypertensive therapy is based on the differences in adverse effects of these agents on metabolic control and other cardiovascular risks.


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