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A 50-year-old member asked:

Which medications treat chf (congestive heart failure) and diabetes?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
CHF and diabetes: Regrettably this is not an uncommon combination. On the very positive side you doctors - Endocrinologist and Cardiologist - will take good care of you. Of course you have a role in keeping your diabetes under control.

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Which medications helped you with congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Irv Loh
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Last updated Dec 26, 2014


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