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can there be a link between diabetes and hypertension?

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Dr. William Haynes
37 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: There is an increased risk of hypertension in patients with diabetes. This may relate to the increased incidence of obesity and lack of exercise in many patients with diabetes. Also, even slightly elevated blood pressure can damage the kidneys and heart in patients with diabetes. So most physicians recommend antihypertensive treatments even at slightly elevated BP in patients with diabetes.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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