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Diabetes Care. 2008 Sep;31(9):1889-91. doi: 10.2337/dc08-0405. Epub 2008 Jun 12.

Association between raised blood pressure and dysglycemia in Hong Kong Chinese.

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Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. b.cheung@bham.ac.uk

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the association between raised blood pressure and dysglycemia.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:

We studied the association between raised blood pressure and dysglycemia in 1,862 subjects in the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Prevalence Study cohort. We determined the factors predicting the development of diabetes and hypertension in 1,496 subjects who did not have either condition at baseline.

RESULTS:

Diabetes and hypertension were both related to age, obesity indexes, blood pressure, glucose, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. Of subjects with diabetes, 58% had raised blood pressure. Of subjects with hypertension, 56% had dysglycemia. BMI and blood glucose 2 h after a 75-g oral glucose load were independent predictors of new-onset diabetes. Age, systolic blood pressure, and 2-h glucose were independent predictors of new-onset hypertension. BMI, systolic blood pressure, and 2-h glucose were independent predictors of the development of diabetes and hypertension together.

CONCLUSIONS:

Diabetes and hypertension share common etiological factors. Patients with diabetes or hypertension should be screened and managed for the precursor of the other condition.

PMID:
18556342
PMCID:
PMC2518366
DOI:
10.2337/dc08-0405
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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