Belin de Chantemele, Georgia Regents University (image) Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University Share Print E-Mail Caption One of diabetes' dangerous consequences is dysfunction of the single-cell layer that lines our blood vessels. Too much circulating sugar and fat can leave our endothelial lining inflamed and unable to dilate properly, driving blood pressure up, which multiplies the problem and sets the stage for vascular disease, said Dr. Eric Belin de Chantemele (pictured), physiologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. Credit Phil Jones, Georgia Regents University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.