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Re: [IP] Question re high blood pressure and 1st cardiologist visit

As you may have read, diabetes, high cholesterol, high BP, eye problems,
circulation and kidney problems all go hand in hand.  Diabetes affects
everything in your body in one way or another.  Before you meet the
cardiologist keep track of her BP.  Do this preferably at the same time
every day, at least one hour or two after eating or before eating, seated
with feet firmly planted on the floor.  Then compare these results with
what is taken at the doctor's office.  I was told that sometimes people are
nervous at the doctor's office (white coat syndrome).  The results you have
had are a little high.  You may want to ask for some kidney tests, like
complete urinalysis and serum creatinine  These indicate the kidney
functions which affect blood pressure. Good luck.  Let us know how it goes.

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 5:58 PM, Denise Danielson <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> Hi,
> We are in some unchartered waters and this may not even be a T1-related
> issue.
> But I'd like to check in with this group to see if we should be doing
> anything
> differently.  My daughter has had T1D for over 13 years and is 18 years
> old.
> She was diagnosed in 2011 with gastroparesis.  She is slim, eats very
> healthy
> and is athletic.  Recently, we discovered at home while using a blood
> pressure
> monitor that her blood pressure was high.  157/102.  Her doctor sent her
> to a
> cardiologist and her blood pressure was high but not as high in his office.
> An echocardiogram was ordered to be done in a week.
> Since she already has one complication from T1 - the gastroparesis - I
> thought
> maybe her kidneys could be causing the high BP.  I wondered if I should be
> asking for blood work or some other types of tests?  Does anyone have an
> opinion?
>  Denise D.
> .
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