prils or statins with diabetes

By kathyjewell Latest Reply 2011-06-30 02:02:44 -0500
Started 2011-06-29 21:50:21 -0500

I just learned today that people who have type II diabetes should also be on a blood pressure medicine such as pril's or statins. Anyone know about this?

5 replies

Kathae 2011-06-30 02:02:44 -0500 Report

Actually my renal specdialist is trying to get my blood pressure meds reduced drastically and or get rid of them. I have been on lower doses for some time now, but I had to cut out salt and aspirin. My last renal panel was pretty good.

NavyNerd 2011-06-29 23:24:51 -0500 Report

I am on meds for my BP, and was told not to ever take beta blockers because it could cause my hyper/hypoglycemic symptoms not to show up (I shake when too high or low because I have unusual swings inmy insulin sensativity) I had eclampsia and gestational diabetes with my last daughter years ago and nearly stroked out, which led to the type 2 diabetes. My BP was okay for a while, but started to get worse after a year or two. I broke my body and it wasn't able to return to pre-pregnancy health after the eclampsia. I only got on meds when my BP was within the hypertensive range, not before. I don't take a cholesterol med, its fine, though my triglycerides are a little up, but not abnormal. I have issues with frequent kidney stones, so we were on the lookout for anything that might cause additional damage. I was told that being a PWD was not enough to warrant BP?cholsterol meds, that I needed to show I was hypertensive first. I trusted him then, and do now- best specialist I have ever been to, and I have seen a lot of em. He has caught things others would not, and fought for me every step of the way. He started reading up in journals about my specific condidtions, and seeking other advice from specialists even higher in caliber so he could do the right thing by me, which impressed me greatly. If he doesn't know an answer he finds it. And except for teh stones, my kidneys have been fine.. the diabetic meds did more damage to me than anything (I now have permanant gastro issues including ulcers because of the oral diabetic meds) and I wound up on a special insulin. On a side note, I can not take either of those classes of BP meds, I developed allergies to them, and tried several in each family before I was so miserable I had to switch entirely.

Diaschm 2011-06-29 23:09:26 -0500 Report

I did not realize it was routinly done but I am on simivastatin and,diuretics. I wonder if I realy need these or it is just because I am diabetic? I am interested in how many are on these drugs just because they are diabetics?

jayabee52 2011-06-29 22:56:07 -0500 Report

I was told by my PCP a few years ago when he put me on simvastatin, that it is a good standard of care for Drs to put Patients With Diabetes ("PWDs") on statins as a preventative measure against high cholesterol.

I had questioned him because I had nearly perfect cholesterol. (my cholesterol is still good)

Often PWDs have high blood pressure, which leads to kidney disease and other problems, so Drs routinely use diuretics and other pills to lower the blood pressure.

I had uncontrolled HBP for a while, and now my kidneys are damaged. I'll probably need to go on hemodialysis in about a month.

rij061258 2011-06-29 22:40:27 -0500 Report

I was put on Lisinopril for my high Bp but that was before I got the Diabetes diagnois, so I don't know if that is right or not.