National Diabetes Month

National Diabetes Month

Your blood pressure level may indicate your diabetes risk. A recent study done by researchers at Harvard found that women with high blood pressure (greater than 120/80) were three times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those whose blood pressure was in the normal range. The study controlled for other factors that may increase one’s risk of developing both diseases (such as obesity or inactivity).
If you’re concerned about your health and potential for developing diabetes, try to lower your blood pressure by exercising, reducing sodium intake, and eating healthy. Check out the American Diabetes Association website for more information.