Role of cellular calcium metabolism in abnormal glucose metabolism and diabetic hypertension.

The prevalence of hypertension in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) is considerably higher than in the non-diabetic population. Insulin resistance may contribute to this increased prevalence. Abnormal cellular calcium (Ca2+) homeostasis may link insulin resistance and high blood pressure in patients with NIDDM. Observations of… (More)