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How are diabetes and hypertension linked?

How are diabetes and hypertension linked?

Hypertension, otherwise known as Blood Pressure can affect people with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. In most cases Hypertension has no signs or symptoms and this is why it is often referred to as the silent killer.

According to the American Diabetes Association 71% of adults with diabetes had a blood pressure of greater than or equal to 140/90 or were taking medications to regulate blood pressure. Having diabetes raises your risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. Having High Blood Pressure and Diabetes together raises this risk even further.

Diabetes can do three things that may directly impact Blood Pressure:

  • It limits the capacity of the blood vessels to stretch
  • It alters the way the body produces and manages insulin
  • Increases the amount of fluid in the body

dabl systems and services are used globally in a variety of clinical trials that have a cardiac effect, including Hypertension and Diabetes. In a recent NCBI Journal article on Diabetes and Hypertension it is stated that the presence of hypertension individuals with type 2 diabetes augments the risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality