People with high blood pressure have an almost 60% increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, shows a recently published study of more than 4 million people.
Emdin, C.A., Anderson, S.G., Woodward, M. & Rahimi, K. (2015) Usual Blood Pressure and Risk of New-Onset Diabetes: Evidence From 4.1 Million Adults and a Meta-Analysis of Prospective Studies. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 66(14), pp.1552-1562. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.07.059