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What is the best antihypertensive drug in diabetic pt.?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
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In brief: ACE or ARB med

An ace (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor med.
Is the best high blood pressure medication for diabetes. Ace drugs also preserve kidney function and may help prevent heart attack and stroke (hope trial). Ace drugs are inexpensive usually ~$4/month generic (wal-mart & others). If one develops a disabling cough from ace drug then an arb medication may be just as helpful.

In brief: ACE or ARB med

An ace (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor med.
Is the best high blood pressure medication for diabetes. Ace drugs also preserve kidney function and may help prevent heart attack and stroke (hope trial). Ace drugs are inexpensive usually ~$4/month generic (wal-mart & others). If one develops a disabling cough from ace drug then an arb medication may be just as helpful.
Dr. Allen Seely
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