Blood Sugar / Blood Pressure

  • A number of the consequences of diabetes, such as diabetic eye disease and kidney disease, can be brought on or made worse by hypertension, which is another name for high blood pressure. The majority of persons who have diabetes will, at some point in their lives, acquire excessive blood pressure.

    Because diabetes weakens arteries and makes them targets for hardening, having diabetes makes high blood pressure and other heart and circulation disorders more likely to occur. Diabetes also increases the risk of stroke (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis is a risk factor for developing high blood pressure, which, if left untreated, can result in damage to blood vessels, heart failure, heart attack, or kidney failure.

    Men and women who have hypertension are more likely to suffer the following conditions than persons whose blood pressure readings are normal:

    Disease of the coronary arteries (heart disease)


    Peripheral vascular disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs and feet)

    Failure of the heart

    Even blood pressure that is considered to be on the borderline of hypertension, known as prehypertension (120/80 to 139/89), might have an effect on your overall health. According to studies, those who have prehypertension have a higher risk of having heart disease that is two to three times higher over a period of ten years.

    How Should Your Blood Pressure Be Managed if You Suffer from Diabetes?

    Readings for blood pressure might vary, however the majority of diabetics should have a blood pressure value of no more than 140 over 80. The "systolic pressure," also known as the pressure in the arteries when your heart beats and fills the arteries with blood, is the figure that comes first, or at the top of the list. The second number is the "diastolic pressure," which refers to the pressure in the arteries when your heart is at rest between beats and is filling itself with blood in preparation for the next contraction. This is the bottom number.

    Maintaining normal blood pressure is equally as crucial as keeping a tight rein on your blood sugar levels when it comes to minimizing the risk of diabetic complications.

    What Kinds of Symptoms Do People Have Who Have High Blood Pressure?

    In most cases, there are no symptoms associated with high blood pressure. Because of this, it is imperative that you monitor your blood pressure on a consistent basis. You should get it checked out whenever you go to the doctor, and you should also follow the guidelines that your doctor gives you for checking your blood pressure at home.

    Check your blood pressure and/or blood sugar at Newberry Express Pharmacy whenever it's convenient for you, whether it's morning, noon, or night. We are here to assist you in taking control of your health so that you may enjoy life to its best!