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The Hypertensive Diabetic Patient

  • J. H. Fuller
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Abstract

Diabetes and hypertension often co-exist in the same patient [1], and raised blood pressure (BP) is now established as an important risk factor for the development of both the large- and small-vessel complications of diabetes [2]. The study of the association between hyperglycaemia and raised BP raises important issues concerning the aetiology of both hypertension and diabetes, particularly the non-insulin-dependent variety (NIDDM). The role of contributory factors such as body fat distribution and hyperinsulinaemia in this interrelationship may be of particular importance [3, 4]. In insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM), the involvement of raised BP in the incidence and progression of diabetic nephropathy and retinopathy is receiving increasing attention.

Keywords

Cholesterol Obesity Albumin Angiotensin Proteinuria 

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