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Hypertension and diabetes - double trouble

Hypertension and diabetes "" double trouble

Get checked for diabetes if you have high blood pressure.

Do you have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension? If so, you should be tested for diabetes.

That recommendation comes from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of experts. It reviews the evidence for prevention strategies like testing for diabetes or taking aspirin. The task force's recommendations usually become guidelines for primary care doctors and some specialists.

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