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