Hypertension in diabetic patients--use of exercise in treatment.

  title={Hypertension in diabetic patients--use of exercise in treatment.},
  author={Matti Uusitupa},
  journal={Annals of medicine},
  volume={23 3},
Prevalence of hypertension is greater than normal in patients with type 1 (insulin-dependent) and type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. In those with type 2 diabetes insulin resistance and hyperinsulinaemia may play a part in the pathogenesis of hypertension independent of obesity. Regular physical activity increases insulin sensitivity through its effect on glucose utilisation in peripheral (muscle) tissue. Furthermore, physical activity helps control weight, and it may reduce blood… CONTINUE READING