Increased blood pressure in diabetes: essential hypertension or diabetic nephropathy?

  title={Increased blood pressure in diabetes: essential hypertension or diabetic nephropathy?},
  author={Cramer K. Christensen and Lars Romer Krusell and Carl Erik Mogensen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation},
  volume={47 4},
This study was performed to evaluate whether it is possible to distinguish between diabetics with essential hypertension and diabetics with elevated blood pressure due to diabetic nephropathy. We investigated 46 young diabetics, 21 having incipient nephropathy defined as urinary albumin excretion (UAE) persistently above 15 micrograms/min and total urinary protein less than 0.5 g per 24 h, and 25 patients having overt nephropathy with total protein excretion equal to or above 0.5 g per 24 h… CONTINUE READING


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