Companions Diabetes Hypertension

Posted: November 6, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Chronic diabetes can lead to complications, one of which is high blood pressure or hypertension. That is why, coronary heart disease is the biggest contributor to mortality (about 40 percent) among patients with diabetes (diabetes).

According to specialists in internal medicine Darmowidjojo Budiman, high blood sugar levels will disrupt the hormonal system that will increase the levels of certain hormones. As a result, blood pressure soaring participate.

“Approximately 60-80 percent of diabetics suffer from hypertension, in the long run will cause complications that lead to disability,” he said in a press conference Jakarta and Jakarta Diabetes Meeting Endocrine Meeting in Jakarta, Wednesday (08/06/2011).

He explains complications from diabetes is influenced by many factors, ranging from the duration of disease, high blood sugar, age, hypertension, smoking, and protein in the urine.

“The higher the protein content, the greater the risk of heart disease,” he explained.

Therefore, therapies aimed at the overcome diabetes with exercise to keep blood sugar levels remain normal and avoid complications both chronic and acute. “If it’s already complications, difficult treatment,” he added.

Data year 2000, the number of people with diabetes in Indonesia reached 8.4 million people and making Indonesia is ranked fourth in the number of diabetics in the world. In the year 2030, it is estimated the number will rise to 21.3 million people.

Health Research Data Base (Riskesdas) 2010 shows, the distribution of patients with diabetes in Indonesia that exceed 1.5 percent of the population in the province of North Sumatra, East Java and North Sulawesi. According to Budiman, it may be related to lifestyle and diet.


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