diabetics and lose dose asprins

By runthe Latest Reply 2012-05-12 19:00:23 -0500
Started 2011-07-19 13:59:15 -0500

Hi all, heres hoping that everyone is staying cool during the extreme heat. I was in the store today and this women who happens to be a diabetic said that all diabetics should take a low dose asprin during the hot months because it can help keep your pressure down. I take a aspirin daily anyway along with blood pressure medicines. Has anyone heard of this or is this just a person giving out wrong infomation..

16 replies

shortysmalls 2012-04-05 20:06:58 -0500 Report

havent heard bout taking low dose asprin during hot weather to keep pressure down but I also take it along with my bp and chlostral meds to make sure blood flows ok..dont know how true that is but when talk to my sister again who happens to be a dr…will ask to see if true and get bk when find out something

grandmaducky 2011-08-16 16:40:34 -0500 Report

yes i have heard this but i also read where it didn't help women that it had been studied only on men so it is a personal choice but everyone is different

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Robbie - 24474 2011-07-21 15:00:51 -0500 Report

It's a maintenance thing. I take one daily too - and, yes, I can tell it thins my blood out a little bit. I also take low dosage (5mg) of Lisinopril every day as well. It's a heart drug, but apparently it has a positive secondary benefit on the kidneys. I've been taking it daily for about 5 years now. Might be worth bringing up with an Endo if anyone is interested.

digitaldoorbell 2011-07-20 22:33:22 -0500 Report

Actually, we are all biochemically unique and I don't believe there is one answer for everybody. I have heard good and bad about low dose aspirin, I think you need to do your homework, take trusted advice but ultimately make the decision for yourself.

All the best…

Cheryl*G 2011-07-20 21:55:40 -0500 Report

I was on low dose aspirin but was taken off due to severe nose bleeds. It tends to thin my blood to much and the nose bleeds were everyday for anywhere between 35 min. to a little over an hour long.

GabbyPA 2011-07-21 13:57:16 -0500 Report

Wow!! That is horrible. Just to prove what digitaldoorbell is saying. We are all so very different.

Turtle 2011-07-20 13:31:46 -0500 Report

I used to be on a low dose asprin a day. That was a baby asprin. My previous drs. had me on it to help protect my heart due to diabetes. When in the rehab center, the dr. who said I was "cured" of my diabetes, took me off the asprin. I hope to have a diabetic check up soon and will address the subject again.

Pappy03 2011-07-20 13:02:20 -0500 Report

I have been taking an aspirin, 325mg, a day along with plavix since having heart surgery in 96, but my Dr hasn't commented on either. I also take a muti-vit a day.

RubyRidgeWoman 2011-07-19 23:41:52 -0500 Report

Hi every one,

I just recently was diagnosed with type 2, and my Dr. had me attend a 6wk. class on being diabetic. It was an excellent class learned a lot from it. But to the point,
one of the things that was discussed, low dose aspirin and vit. D. We were told that it was important to take a low dose aspirin daily and all so 2000 units of vit. D daily.
Of course, always check with your Dr. before starting any vit. or aspirin regime.

After posting this I came across an article about aspirin. I have included the link:


GabbyPA 2011-07-19 19:06:32 -0500 Report

I have never heard of it's use in such a specific way. I am on low dose as well, just as a preventative. But my doctor has not told me that. But then again, my doctor has not told me a lot of things that when I bring them up, he is a bit embarrassed that he had not told me before.

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