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Hi all, Ive been an high blood pressure suffer for 24 years currently taking amplodipine, atenalol and benzomethaflurazide (please excuse the spellings). Im also a type 2 diabetic. After a recent bad HbA1c result I decided I needed to do something about myself or face the concequences, so a radical diet change (carb watching) and an exercise plan was put in to action (jogging around 3.5Km 2 to 3 times a week) my blood sugars are now under control again thankfully. On a visit recently to my diabetic nurse she said my BP was slightly higher than she would like for someone with diabetes, I was suprised as my BP had been under good control for years so I started to check it morning and night to see what was going on, it was very slightly high so decided to surf the net for some ideal numbers of a good BP, at the same time I downloaded an app for my phone to keep track. When I was entering my daily figures I saw a reading popping up refered to as MAP, not knowing what this was I did a little reseach, now for the confusion, I rightly or wrongly interpretated that the best or target BP was 120/80 then I found again rightly or wrongly that the ideal MAP should be 105 but on doing the calculations its impossible to get a MAP reading of 105 with a blood pressure of 120/80 that value calculates to 93. What have I misunderstood? My vital statistics are: Male, weight currently 11 stone, hight 5' 6" age 61
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