Diabetes and Blood Pressure

Diabetes and high blood pressure often go hand-in-hand. It is important to keep your blood pressure under control, especially if you have diabetes. Having high blood pressure increases your risk for diabetes-related complications. Your doctor should check your blood pressure at each visit.

Things you can do to help keep your blood pressure under control include:

  • Quit smoking
  • Lose weight
  • Eat healthier (reduce salt intake)
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Exercise
  • Reduce Stress

If these actions alone don’t control your blood pressure, your doctor may prescribe medication that can help.

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