Endocrinology: Diabetes & Blood Pressure

To most doctors, and consequently to their patients, the disorders that are lumped under the name "high blood pressure" seem a world apart from the disease known as diabetes. The startling truth, reported by the University of Michigan's Dr. Jerome W. Conn to the New England Diabetes Association, is that there may be an immense and confusing area of overlap. As a result, Dr. Conn suggested, there may be more than 1,000,000 Americans who have been diagnosed as diabetics but are actually suffering from an adrenal-gland disorder requiring surgery.

Dr. Conn, 58,...

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