What is the prevalence of hypertension (high blood pressure) among individuals with diabetes?

Updated: Feb 22, 2019
  • Author: Matthew R Alexander, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Hypertension is not only disproportionately high in diabetic individuals, but it also increases the risk of diabetes 2.5 times within 5 years in hypertensive patients. [5] In addition, hypertension and diabetes are both risk factors for cardiovascular disease, stroke, progression of renal disease, and diabetic retinopathy. [5]


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