Why is hypertension a risk factor for diabetes?
Hypertension might not cause Diabetes directly but increases the risk. People with high blood pressure usually have insulin resistance leading to Diabetes compared to those with typical blood pressure.
Diabetes is condition for which exact cause is unknown. Although being unhealthy interms of obesity and other comorbid conditions increase the risk of developing diabetes, there are other causes such as family history/ presence of autoantibodies/ polycystic ovarian syndrome etc which increase the risk.
Diabetic retinopathy is a condition caused by high blood sugar due to diabetes. Over time, having too much sugar in your blood can damage your retina the part of your eye that detects light.
Few education programmes and patient support groups are there from American Diabetes Association.
Although Diabetes has few symptoms and signs, most of the times patients would not show any. Hence, any person who has unhealthy habits and other risk factors should be careful in regular monitoring.