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    Dave Guest

    Default blood-sugar vs. blood-pressure

    I happened to be going low (near 60) when walking by
    a blood pressure tester in the pharmacy. I was stunned to see
    my blood pressure at 170/130.
    Is it a fact that blood pressure shoots up when blood sugar
    falls low? I've had normal blood pressure all my life?



  2. #2
    oldal4865 Guest

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    Dave wrote in message ...
    > I happened to be going low (near 60) when walking by
    >a blood pressure tester in the pharmacy. I was stunned to see
    >my blood pressure at 170/130.
    > Is it a fact that blood pressure shoots up when blood sugar
    >falls low? I've had normal blood pressure all my life?
    >
    >


    I have seen blood pressure increases at low blood sugars. However, the
    increases (~20 systolic) weren't anywhere near as high as you are
    postulating.

    Low blood sugar produces an adrenaline release which prompts an increase in
    pulse rate and b.p. I use those machines a lot but skip them if I think my
    bG is low.

    Regards
    Old Al






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    [email protected] Guest

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    Dave wrote:
    > I happened to be going low (near 60) when walking by
    > a blood pressure tester in the pharmacy. I was stunned to see
    > my blood pressure at 170/130.
    > Is it a fact that blood pressure shoots up when blood sugar
    > falls low? I've had normal blood pressure all my life?


    If part of your hypo reaction includes the adrenaline rush (typical
    symptom: shakiness), then it's not at all surprising that your blood
    pressure went up a bit.

    170/130 is really high though. Even between vigorous exercise and an
    adrenaline rush, etc., it would be surprising for it to spike that
    high.

    Those automatic machines aren't terribly accurate, but in my experience
    they read low if anything

    BP is definitely something to keep an eye on. Try checking it out on
    other machines and get it checked out by something calibrated with
    somebody who knows how to use it. Many of the same organs that suffer
    long-term blood vessel damage from high bg's also are stressed by high
    blood pressures.

    Tim.


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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Dave" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I happened to be going low (near 60) when walking by
    > a blood pressure tester in the pharmacy. I was stunned to see
    > my blood pressure at 170/130.
    > Is it a fact that blood pressure shoots up when blood sugar
    > falls low? I've had normal blood pressure all my life?


    Not necessarily. I've had recent troubles with low BP and was having hypos
    at the same time. Sometimes my symptoms would be the same so it was
    like...uh...which meter do I grab? Higher BP can come with age though.

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    Loretta Eisenberg Guest

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    Dave, not to my knowledge is there a correlation between low blood sugar
    and high blood pressure. Please contact your doctor. Maybe someone
    knows something I dont.

    Loretta

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    Anil Guest

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    oldal4865 wrote:
    > Dave wrote in message ...
    > > I happened to be going low (near 60) when walking by
    > >a blood pressure tester in the pharmacy. I was stunned to see
    > >my blood pressure at 170/130.
    > > Is it a fact that blood pressure shoots up when blood sugar
    > >falls low? I've had normal blood pressure all my life?
    > >
    > >

    >
    > I have seen blood pressure increases at low blood sugars. However, the
    > increases (~20 systolic) weren't anywhere near as high as you are
    > postulating.
    >
    > Low blood sugar produces an adrenaline release which prompts an increase in
    > pulse rate and b.p. I use those machines a lot but skip them if I think my
    > bG is low.
    >
    > Regards
    > Old Al


    I frequently take my blood pressure right after my 6 mile walk and also
    when I get up.

    After walk my BP is around 95/65 (systolic/diastolic) and BG around
    75-85 the pulse though is about 100. In the morning the BP is 100/70
    and FBG around 85-95. Occasionally after walk my BP would go as low as
    67 but BP still remains the same. So at least in my case I don't see
    any inverse correlationship. But then again you guys may be referring
    to Hypo situations which I have yet to encounter.

    Anil
    dx 07/'05
    T2/NIDDM


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