Member Research and Reports

Member Research and Reports

CUNY Faculty Explores the Burden of Diabetes

Dr. Ashish Joshi, professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and colleagues examined the burden of diabetes-related complications among diabetic patients with and without hypertension. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research.

[Photo: Dr. Ashish Joshi]

The objective of the study was to examine the complications of diabetes among individuals who also were hypertensive to those who were not hypertensive. The cross-sectional study was conducted at Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India. While more hypertensive diabetics reported diabetic neuropathy and retinopathy than the non-hypertensive participants, the differences were not statistically significant. Hypertensive diabetic participants rated their self-perception of poor health more frequently than did those without hypertension.