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Can losing weight help get rid of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

Yes! I agree with medical student emily lu: "losing weight can lower your blood pressure and can bring your blood glucose levels under control - thus bringing your type 2 diabetes and hypertension under control!" fatty acids from fat tissue contribute to the "metabolic syndrome, " in which blood pressure, triglycerides, and blood glucose rise. Loss of weight helps bring these under control. Read more...
Most likely. I have seen many of my patients on my HCG true diet lose 20 to 30 pounds, or more, and along with this weight loss is a significant reversal of diabetes and high blood pressure. They cut their dose of medicines in half over time, and some discontinue the meds altogether. This has been seen with other studies. Consequently, it is the obesity that is the problem, so lose the weight and get healthy. Read more...

What is the most effective way to lose weight if I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

See a Nutritionist. See a nutritionist to find what foods you should eat, how often, the amounts and portion size. Eat a whole food diet, and minimize processed foods which can cause your blood sugar to spike, low glycemic foods keep your blood sugar stable. You should also discuss with your doctor if it is safe to start an exercise program. Exercise will help you lose weight and maintain your weight loss. Read more...
Gradually. Plan on making permanent lifestyle changes, rather than going on some radical diet or exercise program from a few weeks or months. Cut back on portion sizes, and eliminate a few bad habits. Increase your activity level gradually, and consider a physical therapist if you have arthritis or other limiting conditions. Set reasonable goals - 20 pounds lost can mean big benefits in sugars & bp. Read more...

Is there a link between taking amlodipine for high blood pressure and then getting type 2 diabetes?

No. Amlodipine not known to directly cause diabetes. Rare side effect may include high blood sugars probably as a result of pancreatitis it may cause. These are very rare- I have not seen any adverse reaction with nor vase except for leg swelling. Read more...
No. But there is a syndrome called 'metabolic syndrome where patients who have increased blood pressure, diabetes or high choleseterol often develop one of the others or all 3 ! Read more...

I have type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure, I take meds 4 both ilike to drink beer only is light beer better 4 me I no, no beer is best?

No alcohol is better. Light beer may help with reduction in calorie intake, but if you drink enough of it, may defeat the purpose. You get empty calories from beer that is they easily covert to fat not used quickly. There are always interactions with drugs to keep in mind. Read more...
No beer best, but. If want it, have lite beer , no more than 1 daily, with food avoids high sugars, low sugars, and too much can alter mental status so can't regnize hi/lo feelings. Read more...

I am 61 and have high blood pressure and also Type 2 diabetes. I work out twice a week on a tread mill. My heart rate has on occasions gone over 180?

Heart rate of 180. How much exercise do you do. Suspect the heart rate monitor may not be working correctly at high exercise rates. Have some one check it by doing you pulse at wrist or you can do it. Read more...

I have type 2 diabetes and have prptien in my urine and have been put on a high blood pressure medication for this. What does protein in urine mean?

Kidney Damage. Presence of protein in urine is a sign of kidney damage caused by diabetes. It is called diabetic nephropathy. The higher the protein level in urine the worse the damage. Protein level less than 300 mg can be managed by your primary care physician. Higher levels usually require care of a nephrologist. Read more...