Blood Pressure Measurement

What is it?
  • Measures the pressure against the walls of your blood vessels
Why?
  • High blood pressure is more common in diabetes
  • Having high blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney disease and eye disease
How often?
  • At every check-up or at least once a year
Target Goal:
  • Less than 130/80mm/Hg. Both numbers should be in target
Action steps:
  • Increase your physical activity
  • If you are over weight, losing few pounds could help
  • Cut your salt intake 
  • Ask about medications that can help lower your blood pressure

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