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Which blood pressure pill can a insulin dependent diabetic take?

Which blood pressure pill can a insulin dependent diabetic take?

Any: None of the medications used to treat hypertension are absolutely contraindicated by diabetes. We commonly use ace inhibitors or arbs as they tend to protect the kidneys in diabetics. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Which blood pressure pill can a insulin dependent diabetic take ?

Which blood pressure pill can a insulin dependent diabetic take ?

Blood pressure: We usually recommend an ace inhibitor for renal protection and calcium blockers are also good for diabetics. ...Read more

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Can the medication metformin lower blood sugar too much?

Can the medication metformin lower blood sugar too much?

Usually no: Metformin is an excellent diabetes medication because it lowers your blood sugar by making you more sensitive to your own insulin, but it will not allow your glucose to go low. Other diabetes medications (glyburide or other sulfonylureas; insulin) can give you hypoglycemia. If your sugars are "low", maybe you don't need the metformin. Has something changed from when you were started (eg wt loss)? ...Read more

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Are they working on an insulin pump that can also give continuous blood glucose levels?

Yes: They are working on it- the artificial pancreas. The ultimate goal would be an integrated system where the continuous glucose monitor (already available) will be communicating with the Insulin pumps (already available), which can use the continuouse glucose data will be used by the pump to make decisions about Insulin rate. However, it is not yet available commercially in the near future. ...Read more

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Can a diabetic and blood pressure patient take multivitamin like one a day?

Can a diabetic and blood pressure patient take multivitamin like one a day?

Yes but take extra..: A multivitamin can be very helpful for diabetes (& may help BP too) but most one-a-days are not potent enough. The one-a-day brand has a small amount of synthetic vit e; larger amounts of natural e is better; the minerals like zinc are in forms that are poorly absorbed, you need more chromium, b6, magnesium than it provides. I suggest taking a higher-quality vitamin that will help more-see comment:. ...Read more

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Can a person with type 2 diabetes, (blood sugar normally 140-170 on insulin) vomit from a blood sugar of 90?

Can a person with type 2 diabetes, (blood sugar normally 140-170 on insulin)  vomit from a blood sugar of 90?

No: Hi. You can CERTAINLY vomit with a blood sugar of 90, but it's not the blood sugar of 90 that made you vomit. You have something else going on that made you vomit (GI virus, gastroparesis, etc). Talk with your doc if it keeps up. Good luck! ...Read more

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If you're diabetic (type 2) on insulin and have a hypo how much glucose or dextrose is required in order to increase blood sugar levels by 1 mmol?

If you're diabetic (type 2) on insulin and have a hypo how much glucose or dextrose is required in order to increase blood sugar levels by 1 mmol?

Hypoglycemia: There is no precise answer. It depends on how much Insulin you took, what you ate, how fast the glucose falls, etc. If you have a severe reaction, you need to eat, but sometimes people with diabetes take in too much glucose, causing wide swings in blood glucose when in fact only a little glucose is needed. Glucose tablets give you a measured amount of sugar which you can regulate. ...Read more

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Can it be that a high carbohydrate diet cause the blood glucose levels to increase in type II diabetics?

Can it be that a high carbohydrate diet cause the blood glucose levels to increase in type II diabetics?

Yes: It is of the utmost importance to control your carb intake to control your diabetes. Check out this ada sponsored web site, ...Go to: http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/carb-counting/. ...Read more

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Can consuming a lot of sugar before a blood pressure test cause a higher blood pressure reading?

Can consuming a lot of sugar before a blood pressure test cause a higher blood pressure reading?

Probably not: The sugar ingestion by itself should have no effect. However if whatever you are having the sugar in also has a lot of salt, it might raise the blood poressure. ...Read more

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If I have high blood pressure and diabetes, which blood pressure drug is least likely to raise blood sugar?

If I have high blood pressure and diabetes, which blood pressure drug is least likely to raise blood sugar?

Glucose and BP meds: No anti-hypertensive agent raises one's glucose. You should have a 24 hour urine collection to see if you significant proteinuria (protein in your urine). If so you have more than, you should be on ace-inhibitors and/or angiotensin receptor blockers which both reduce one's blood pressure and proteinuria. If you have more than 100mg of proteinuria/24 hours you should be on ace-i and/o arbs. ...Read more

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Can consuming a lot of sugar before a blood pressure test cause hypertension?

Not hypertension...: but possibility transient elevation in blood pressure which is not same thing as hypertension. Acute hyperglycemia (very rapid rise in blood glucose) in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients can cause significant hemodynamic changes including elevated systolic and diastolic blood pressure by 10 mm. This would be unlikely in a non-diabetic patient. ...Read more

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If a person is taking diuretics and laxatives during a seven day fast will it increase insulin levels in diabetics?

If a person is taking diuretics and laxatives during a seven day fast will it increase insulin levels in diabetics?

High blood sugar: Prolonged fasting will down regulate Insulin receptors and also Insulin production. Once one goes back to eating, blood sugars may shoot up because it will be even more difficult to get insulin/sugar into cells when there are fewer Insulin receptors. "starvation diabetes" is a well known consequence to prolonged caloric restriction. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more