A Hidden Risk Factor for Diabetics? [REVEALED]
The complication diabetics need to be aware of
If you have diabetes, your risk of having a list of health problems the length of your arm is already higher.
But there’s one little-known risk factor that could send your risk of complications and death skyrocketing.
In fact, it could cut years off of your life, with a recent study showing that people with this ONE risk factor have an average of 2.5 years reduced survival.
Here’s what your doctor should be testing for…
Most people with type 2 diabetes eventually end up with high blood pressure, too. In fact, you’re twice as likely to develop it.
Of course, this increases your risk of heart disease.
But if your doctor isn’t checking your nighttime blood pressure levels, you could be unknowingly facing an increased risk of heart problems, kidney problems, and ultimately an early death.
You see, daytime blood pressure is different from nighttime BP.
In healthy people, blood pressure dips at night.
If it doesn’t dip, it’s called non-dipping (because it stays the same).
If it goes up, it’s called reverse-dipping.
Both are a MAJOR cause for concern if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Previous studies have shown that non-dippers have an increased risk of kidney and cardiovascular disease.
This study showed that the long-term implications are more dire than that.
Researchers studied 349 adults with diabetes. More than half of them were non-dippers, and another 20 percent were reverse dippers.
Here’s why that’s a major problem for your health:
- One-third of the reverse dippers had cardiac autonomic neuropathy, a diabetes complication in which the nerves in your heart become damaged.
- Reverse dippers had 2.5 years reduced survival compared to dippers… and non-dippers had a 1.1-year reduced survival.
- Reverse dippers had a two-fold increase in the risk of death from all causes, compared to non-dippers.
- Reverse dippers were more likely to be treated for hypertension and already showed signs of heart damage.
The bottom line was that diabetics had an increased risk of abnormal nighttime blood pressure — which increased the risk of dying from any cause over the next 21 years.
It’s not enough simply to rely on the blood pressure reading from your doctor’s office.
Nighttime blood pressure is its own risk factor that needs to be monitored and addressed.
Fortunately, today’s technological advancements make it easier than ever to measure your nighttime blood pressure at home. Be sure to ask your doctor about your options.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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