Raised arterial pressure in parents of proteinuric insulin dependent diabetics.

  title={Raised arterial pressure in parents of proteinuric insulin dependent diabetics.},
  author={Giancarlo C Viberti and Harry Keen and Martin J. Wiseman},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={295 6597},
Arterial pressure is raised early in the subset of insulin dependent diabetics at risk of later development of progressive renal failure, suggesting that liability to arterial hypertension may play a part in the aetiology of diabetic kidney disease. Evidence for a genetic basis was therefore sought by measuring the blood pressures of the 26 surviving parents of 17 insulin dependent diabetic patients with proteinuria and comparing them with those of the parents of 17 matched insulin dependent… CONTINUE READING
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