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We all know that Arterial Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) is crucial not only for understanding BP behaviour in diabetics but also to monitor BP treatment´s efficacy.
Good BP control has a strong beneficial effect on macro and microvascular diabetic complications, as shown since the UKPDS 38.
When we all fall asleep, BP levels go down, because the nervous sympathetic system slows down, leaving the renin-angiotensin system to keep it up, according to many theories and authorities that call it the circadian variability of BP levels.
Now it shows up a smart clinical study showing up that if we give the main anti-hypertensive medications (excluding the diuretics for obvious reasons) to diabetics at bedtime it is possible to achieve a 50% higher reduction of cardiovascular events.
At a first glance this just sounds simple and great!