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is there any link between diabetes and hypertension?

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Dr. Richard Scofield
33 years experience Diabetology
Yes: Hypertension and diabetes are frequently seen together. In fact, having hypertension significantly increases your risk of developing diabetes. The two together potentiate the risk for developing advanced atherosclerotic disease (that leads to heart attacks and strokes) and kidney damage.
Answered on Mar 16, 2018
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