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Hypertension in childhood diabetes

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The early detection of hypertension in children with type 1 diabetes could lead to the prevention of vascular complications. In a study at 95 centres in Austria and Germany (Ina Knerr and colleagues. Diabetes Care 2008;31:726–7) repeated measurements of blood pressure were taken in 868 patients with type 1 diabetes aged 6–20 years. These measurements were compared with European reference …

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