Co-Morbidities

There are several types of co-morbidities which are associated with diabetes.

Not to be confused as symptoms of diabetes, co-morbidities are diseases or medical conditions that coexist with primary diseases, but also stands as it own specific disease. An example of this would be the relationship between diabetes and hypertension. A person can have hypertension and not have diabetes, but someone with diabetes frequently has hypertension. Thus, hypertension is referred to as a common comorbidity of diabetes. Other comorbidities of diabetes are listed below.

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Dyslipidemia (Abnormal LDL, HDL, or triglycerides, increasking risk for heart attack)
  • Nonalcholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Obesity

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