How Does Diabetes Cause High Blood Pressure?

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Diabetes And High Blood Pressure

Diabetes is a condition in which the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood is too high because your body cannot use it properly. This happens because your body either cannot use or make a hormone called insulin, which is responsible for turning sugar into food for your body's cells. There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1, where your body is unable to produce any insulin Type 2, where your body either does not produce enough insulin, or cannot use it. Symptoms of diabetes The main symptoms of diabetes are: Increased thirst Frequently needing to go to the toilet, especially at night Extreme tiredness Weight loss Blurred vision Genital itching Thrush If diabetes is not controlled, it can cause serious damage to your kidneys, eyes, nervous system, heart and blood vessels. Treatment for diabetes aims to avoid this by keeping blood sugar levels as near to normal as possible. Type 1 diabetes is usually treated by insulin injections, as well as healthy eating and being active. Type 2 diabetes is usually treated by healthy eating and being active alone, but sometimes tablets or insulin injections are also needed. Diabetes and high blood pressure About 25% of people with Type 1 diabe Continue reading >>

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  1. renhab12

    diabetes and high blood pressure

    saw a video with 3 dr's talking about diabetes . and they said all their db. patients had h.b.p. as well. do you think that h.b.p. causes d.b.
    or vice versa. also was wondering why 6.5 ac1 is considered diabetes and lifelong and 6.4 pre. and preventable . any thoughts

  2. furball64801

    That might be metabolic syndrome do a read on that.

  3. STMahlberg

    The body, normally, is a fine tuned machine. So, if one things gets out of whack it effects other areas of the body. I know that high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides can wreak all sorts of havoc even without having diabetes.
    I have type 2 diabetes and I have high-blood pressure. Did the diabetes cause the high blood pressure? For me it's rather doubtful. When I was younger, I have an equal number of years that I didn't take care of myself and ate poorly as I do, in which I did eat low-carb and exercised extensively daily.
    Then I got hurt and was barely able to walk, let alone exercise anymore. Then I turned to food again for comfort a couple years later, I get dx'ed.

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