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Old 07-03-2015, 04:55   #1
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Can anyone tell me if they have noticed a relationship between their blood glucose and blood pressure? When my glucose is high, my pressure seems to go higher and vice versa. I am stumped...

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I just realized I posted a similar concern recently, this is really bothering me and I am feeling like BP is getting a bit out of control. It had been pretty good, but now that my BG numbers are consistently under 100, it's getting worse. Obviously I am concerned....

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Personally I would see a cardiologist to manage blood pressure. They are so much better at it. I wish I had seen one before I had an heart attack.

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Hyperglycaemia and hypertension do seem to go hand in hand.

The one you can target without medication is your blood glucose. Keeping to a lower carbohydrate diet will help significantly.

However, as Roxanne says, hypertension isn't something to ignore and like her I'd encourage you to discuss it with your doctor, who might well feel a referral to a specialist is appropriate.

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IF I understand correctly, your BP is now dropping low in direct co-relation with your BG. If you are on any BP meds, you could check with your Dr to see the possibility of reducing them.

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When I was first diagnosed, my glucose was, of course, very high -- and my BP (for the first time ever) was borderline high.

Now that my glucose is mostly normal, my BP is back down to its usual (for me) low-normal.

So yes, many of us have noticed the correlation.

If your BP gets too low with normal glucose levels, it needs to be checked out.

If, on the other hand, your glucose levels are unstable, we can help with that.

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All I can say is that I normally have low fasting BG, and low blood pressure. John has Bernstein normal fasting (around 83mg/dl), and is in the accepted normal range for blood pressure, though I carefully balance his sodium/potassium intake.

Please take this up with your doctor.

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What are your BP numbers now? If you are concerned, do see your doctor.

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My guess would be that if the blood glucose were high enough to significantly increase the viscosity of the blood, one might be in trouble.

I don't know what that number would be, or if you would still be conscious/alive at that point.

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There doesn't seem to be any correlation between mine. I began to need drugs to lower it when I was about 40 and still do with a normal BG. Mine seems to be genetic.




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