Hypertension and Diabetes
Avoid that Double Whammy
Have high blood pressure? Even a small elevation increases your risk of developing diabetes by more that 50%.
Have diabetes? If your blood pressure is elevated you have a significantly higher risk of developing complications (stroke, heart disease, organ failure) and dying from them.
The main reason that diabetes and hypertension seem to be connected is that many of the risk factors for these conditions are the same.
The great news is that the lifestyle changes that will help get these conditions under control are also mostly the same: maintain a healthy weight, eat better and less - and get more exercise.