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BLOOD PRESSURE FOR DIABETICS

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by cugila, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    One of my wicked pleasures in life is watching a HCP take my blood pressure and go out to find another machine as theirs has to be broken - because they assume I will have high blood pressure and mine is normal despite my diet and not going to the gym.
    I am 68 years old.
     
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  2. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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    lol ...whilst I actually did break 3 machines at my surgery because my BP was so very high that the cuffs broke (that was 11 years ago)
     
  3. Iswole

    Iswole · Member

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    Is it possible for a diabetic blood pressure to be under 130/80? I am 69
     
  4. Iswole

    Iswole · Member

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    Hmmmn! Diet without salt, my fear
     
  5. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    You could become rather ill if you have no salt in your diet.
    I add salt to a couple of meals each week.
     
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  6. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't know my current numbers but before t2 diagnosis my BP was always "normal". Since low carbing and losing weight, my BP is more often "low" so I do take extra salt, as and when I remember or feel light headed, whichever comes first
     
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  7. Erin

    Erin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your advice. Unfortunately, I am severely allergic to antihypertensives; possibly due to interaction with other drugs, they landed me in the ER. I am trying to keep the salt down, and exercise as much as I can.
     
  8. boggle

    boggle MODY · Well-Known Member

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    Water is equally responsible for raising blood pressure as salt. When you eat more salt you hold more water and this raises your blood pressure. It probably isn't a big deal for most people. You need sodium for your nervous system.
     
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  9. Dr Snoddy

    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My blood pressure was 120/80 when I was diagnosed as Type 2 (HbA1c = 104!)
    I went low carb, lost weight, exercised more and for the last 7 years it has hovered around 110/70. I am 67. If anything I still eat quite a lot of salt, mostly on nuts.
     
  10. Heathero

    Heathero Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Six years ago I posted that my BP tended to be low but years later -Having tried 2 types of antihypertensives encouraged to take when BP ok to reduce likelihood . I had to stop both due to sudden dizziness causing several injury’s. As my bp was fine then/ I refused to take any longer .
    I now have high blood pressure now but unsure what to do. Should I try again? Have not informed clinic/ GP as think there’s no other option. I eat healthy diet exercise every day / aerobic / and or walks. Type one since 1966 age 4.( Now 61) Any advice/ experience in this area please would be appreciated.
     
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  11. Heathero

    Heathero Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  12. Heathero

    Heathero Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done Dr Snoody. Unfortunately mine was like that but no longer.
     
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  13. Dr Snoddy

    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think I have been lucky so far:)
     
  14. Heathero

    Heathero Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Looks like I may just have to deal with high BP possible problems. Or dizzy spells accidents. Sad really after working so hard for decades with Diabetes management.
     
  15. Heathero

    Heathero Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Iswole · Member

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    Water raising blood pressure? This is scary. I drink a lot of water and I am hypertensive
     
  17. Heathero

    Heathero Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  18. Heathero

    Heathero Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting not heard this before.
     
  19. Dr Snoddy

    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Drinking an excess of water would cause an increase in the blood volume which then causes an increase in the pressure on the walls of blood vessels. Healthy arteries are usually flexible enough to respond to this increase in pressure. Healthy kidneys then remove the excess water which is eventually removed from the body as urine.
    There are various formulae for calculating the optimum volume of water required per individual per day some which try to account for water present in food (often forgotten), activity level and external temperature as well as the water in beverages. The calculated amounts vary hugely. IMHO we are often told to drink far more water than we actually need, usually by manufacturers of expensive bottled water! Others may disagree!
     
  20. PXJmcr

    PXJmcr · Newbie

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    Beetroot is apparently good for naturally lowering blood pressure. I’m no expert though so that may not be correct.
     
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