If you are diabetic, you are are greater risk from cardiovascular disease even if your blood pressure is not classed as ‘high’ by normal standards, (according to the The American Journal of Medicine).
People with what is known as ‘prehypertension’ (daft word – surely ‘mild hypertension’ would be better) are still at risk of cardiovascular disease. ‘Prehypertension’ is defined as having blood pressure that is within the range of 120.80 to 139.89 mm hg.
There was no mention of who funded the research, which was done at the University of North Carolina.
If you know who funded the research, or know which pharmeceutical companies fund the University, please let is know, then we can make an informed decision on whether this should be taken seriously or not.
Nevertheless, high blood pressure is a real problem for Diabetics – so get yours checked now!