The combination of diabetes mellitus and arterial hypertension is an aggravating circumstance which greatly impairs the effectiveness of the treatment of these patients, thus justifying the search for new therapies.
The research objective: optimization of complex treatment of patients with diabetic polyneuropathy and arterial hypertension by incorporating polarizing light into the standard treatment.
87 patients with type 2 diabetes complicated with diabetic polyneuropathy and arterial hypertension were examined. All patients received standard (protocol) antihypertensive therapy. In addition, the patients of the 1st group received standard treatment for diabetic polyneuropathy, whereas those of the 2nd group additionally underwent a course of polarizing light therapy procedures. The oscillometric monitoring method was applied daily to control dynamics of blood pressure indicators.
Patients who received additional light therapy procedures, showed a significant decrease in their daily blood pressure monitoring rates in comparison with those undergoing standard antihypertensive therapy and diabetic polyneuropathy treatment. 84.5% of them also achieved the target blood pressure level versus 61.9% in control group.