Diabetic Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in the arteries as the heart pumps it around the body. High blood pressure can result in increased risks of stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease and nerve damage.

Diabetes and high blood pressure are often found together. This is because diabetes changes the body chemistry in a way that increases the risk of blood pressure.

Benefits of Managing Blood Pressure

Good management of blood pressure for people with diabetes is extremely important in decreasing the risk of:

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Eye disease
  • Nerve damage.