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Commentary on: Park S, Kim J, Lee J. Effects of exercise intervention on adults with both hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2020 Jan 31. doi: 0.1097/JCN.0000000000000651.
Implications for practice and research
Nurses should encourage people living with hypertension and type 2 diabetes to engage in aerobic exercise to aid in the management of hypertension.
Future research should address sustainability and adherence to exercise interventions over the long term and assess non-surrogate end points (eg, reduction in mortality vs reduction in blood pressure).
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a pervasive non-communicable disease resulting in significant mortality and morbidity.1 Hypertension (HTN) is a frequent comorbidity in persons with diabetes.2 The pathophysiology of the two diseases results in an additive risk to cardiovascular …
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