A Dangerous Duo : Diabetes and Hypertension

Diabetes and Hypertension: A Dangerous Combination

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If you have diabetes, you are already aware of how crucial blood sugar regulation is. However, you might not be aware of another issue that can coexist with diabetes: high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.

According to Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, Director of Clinical Services of the Nephrology Division and Co-Director of the Hypertension Centre at Columbia University Medical Centre, there is a clear link between diabetes and hypertension. “Two in three individuals with Type 2 diabetes also have high blood pressure or take prescription drugs to decrease their blood pressure. Both conditions have similar risk factors and are diseases of ageing and lifestyle. The good news is that lifestyle changes including eating a healthy diet, exercising, controlling your weight, and, if your doctor recommends it, taking medication, can reduce your risk of developing diabetes and hypertension. The process of regular monitoring is crucial while you are taking medicine.

The risk of heart attack and stroke is roughly twice as high for diabetics with hypertension as it is for non-diabetics. Patients with hypertensive diabetes are also more likely to have complications like kidney disease and retinopathy, which affects the blood vessels in the tissue at the back of the eye. One-third of diabetics develop renal disease, which is the leading cause of kidney failure.


INIGIMA Digital Screening offers a remote home monitoring program in which a patient’s digital twin a deep data profile of the patient enables one to understand the progression of the disease and also helps to identify the patient future complication this also helps doctors and patients to understand the treatment progress. This enables us to proactively manage a patient’s blood pressure without the need for an in-patient office visit.

One of the Diabetic patients Age 57 shared his experience ” My diabetes medicine changed 3 times My doctor was not aware my medicine is not working and still I used it for the last 1 year but the INIGIMA Digital Screening process really helped me to identify that my medicine needs to change not only that they talked to my Doctor and made understand my detail health.





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