Prehypertension is associated with atherosclerosis in Type 2 diabetes.

  title={Prehypertension is associated with atherosclerosis in Type 2 diabetes.},
  author={Jiao-Rong Tan and Yu-hong Chen and Yu-fang Bi and Min Xu and Yun Huang and Meng Dai and Guang Ning and Xiaoying Li},
  journal={Journal of diabetes},
  volume={2 1},
BACKGROUND Prehypertension is a risk factor for hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. However, the association between prehypertension and atherosclerosis in Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has not been evaluated. In the present study, we investigated the impact of prehypertension on atherosclerosis in T2DM. METHODS Patients (n=930) with T2DM were recruited for the present study from the outpatient clinic of Shanghai Ruijin Hospital. The intima-media thickness (IMT) of the… CONTINUE READING