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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is having a high BP an indication for diabetes?

I had fungal infection a few weeks ago which appeared to have healed after taking some antibiotic for sikin infection ( cant remember name anymore ) and micanozole cream ..somehow I am beginning to feel some faint pain in the feet again. I discussed it with my uncle and mentioned that ecah visit to the doc my BP was high and my uncle reckons i get checked for diabetes 2 as it is likely the cause for this. What do you recommend I do ?
Fri, 12 Sep 2014
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HELLO
Welcome to HCM. No. Having a high BP is not an indication for Diabetes. There is no association of high BP causing Diabetes.
If you were my patient, i would be concerned about your other symptoms like fungal skin infections and pain in feet. I would ask more questions like
-Do you feel lethargic, tired?
-Do you urinate 5-6 times or more than that a day?
-Do you feel thirsty more often?

LATER I would suggest you do following tests
-CBC
-RBS
-fasting blood sugar.

HOPE I HAVE ANSWERED YOUR QUESTION. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT IF YOU STILL HAVE QUERIES. PLEASE RATE THE ANSWER AS YOU LEAVE.

WISH YOU BEST OF HEALTH!
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