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Diabetes And High Blood Pressure

If you have diabetes you should aim to keep your blood pressure well controlled. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) is one of several risk factors that can increase your chance of developing heart disease, a stroke and some other complications. Treatment includes a change in lifestyle risk factors where these can be improved. Many people with diabetes need to take medication to lower their blood pressure. How common is high blood pressure in people with diabetes? In the UK, about half of all people aged over 65, and about 1 in 4 of all middle-aged adults, have high blood pressure (hypertension). It is less common in younger adults. High blood pressure is more common in people with diabetes. Around 3 in 10 people with type 1 diabetes and around 8 in 10 people with type 2 diabetes develop high blood pressure at some stage. People with diabetes are more at risk of developing high blood pressure if they: Are of African-Caribbean origin. Are from the Indian sub-continent. Have a family history of high blood pressure. Have certain lifestyle factors - for example, those who: Are overweight. Eat a lot of salt. Do not eat much fruit and vegetables. Do not take much exercise. Drink a Continue reading >>

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  1. ved12

    Low blood sugar is also known asHypoglycemia. There are number of causes and symptoms of this. It is the condition by diabetics when they take more or other drugs to reduce the blood sugar than needed. Some precations are always needed to avoid this.

  2. lisaltstheresa

    The doctors usually check that stuff. Like low sodium, blood sugar and any other deficiencies that will cause it. Like magnesium, potassium, calcium things like that
    I hope you get fully checked out. And hope you do find a job. Also do deep breathing that can help stop them too.

  3. MooBabe

    My boyfriend had a seizure last week because of his sugar being dangerously low. He's not diabetic, however when he has a seizure I usually call 911 and the paramedics check his sugar level. I was told that if it's low or high, seizure activity isn't uncommon!

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