Telmisartan's effect on blood pressure in type 2 diabetes patients with and without complications

  • Dr. Pijush Kanti Mandal General Medicine, Sonoscan , Mokdumpur, Malda, 732101
  • Dr. Pushpendra Verma General Medicine, B-355 Ashok Nagar, Main Mandoli Road, Delhi-93
  • Dr. Shivanna Poorna Prasad Consultant Physician, Mathru Hospital, 2nd Main, Bannerghatta Road, Thimmappa Reddy, LYT, Bangalore-560076
  • Dr. Prem Kumar General Medicine, Govt hospital Dausa-303303
  • Dr. Rahul Gupta General Medicine, Swastik Medical Centre- D5 sector D, Vasundhra Ghaziabad 201012
Keywords: Hypertension, Diabetes, ARBs, Telmisartan


In people with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity. Hypertension (HTN) frequently coexists with diabetes, increasing the risk of end-organ damage significantly. Blockers of the RAAS, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), have become a mainstay in the treatment of patients with diabetes plus hypertension. Telmisartan is the only ARB indicated for the treatment of atherothrombotic CVD (history of coronary heart disease, stroke, or peripheral arterial disease) or types 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with confirmed target organ damage, therefore, reduction in the cardiovascular risk and morbidity. Trials of telmisartan have also been shown to reduce the progression of renal disease in individuals with diabetes and varying degrees of nephropathy, an effect that appears to be at least partly independent of a reduction in blood pressure. The present review article is intended to give comprehensive information about the effect of telmisartan on blood pressure in type 2 diabetes patients with and without complications.


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DOI: 10.26838/MEDRECH.2022.9.2.587
Published: 2022-04-10
How to Cite
Mandal PK, Verma P, Prasad SP, Kumar P, Gupta R. Telmisartan’s effect on blood pressure in type 2 diabetes patients with and without complications. Med. res. chronicles [Internet]. 2022Apr.10 [cited 2023Jun.10];9(2):107-15. Available from:
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