High Blood Pressure Linked to Kidney Disease in Type 1 Diabe
Diabetes is a major risk factor for kidney disease: 30 percent of patients with type 1 diabetes and 10 to 40 percent of those with type 2 diabetes typically develop kidney disease at some point in their lives, according to the National Kidney Foundation. The new study, published Nov. 21, 2016, in Diabetes Care, compared blood pressure control and kidney health in nearly 1,500 type 1 diabetes patients over more than two decades, and found that those who consistently maintained lower blood pressure levels were at significantly lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease....