blood pressure is twice as likely to strike a person with
diabetes than a person without diabetes. Left untreated, high blood
pressure can lead to heart disease and stroke. In fact, a person with
diabetes and high blood pressure is four times as likely to develop
heart disease than someone who does not have either of the conditions.
About 73 percent of adults with diabetes have blood pressure greater
than 130/80 mm Hg or use prescription medications for hypertension.