whether an ACEI or ARB should always be used first-line for hypertension in diabetes patients

You'll hear controversy about whether an ACEI or ARB should always be used first-line for hypertension in diabetes patients.

This has been the standard of care for years. In fact, using ACEIs or ARBs in these patients can increase Medicare Part D Star Ratings.

Now JNC 8 guidelines says it's also okay to use a calcium channel blocker (CCB) or thiazide first in diabetes patients...because there isn't strong evidence that an ACEI or ARB leads to better CV outcomes.

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