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Does diabetes cause high blood pressure?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

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Hypertension occurs alongside type 2 diabetes frequently.
I would not say diabetes "causes" hypertention. They occur together as part of a syndrome, which includes abdominal obesity, abnormal lipids. If diabetes causes kidney disease, that can cause hypertension.

In brief: Sort of

Hypertension occurs alongside type 2 diabetes frequently.
I would not say diabetes "causes" hypertention. They occur together as part of a syndrome, which includes abdominal obesity, abnormal lipids. If diabetes causes kidney disease, that can cause hypertension.
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