diabetis affecting diabetis

Leigh Marsden
By Leigh Marsden Latest Reply 2008-10-03 12:15:23 -0500
Started 2008-10-02 11:16:35 -0500

I went to the doc today any was put on "Lisinopril" to try to slow down my diabetis affecting my kidneys. any input to understanding what is going on? I would appreciate any help given. Thank you all, Leigh

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JLee - 23741
JLee - 23741 2008-10-03 11:56:19 -0500 Report

Yes it seems to be widely accepted that Lisinopril will negate the affects of diabetes on the kidneys. Probably helps to keep the blood flowing better to the cells. I was on it for years, but my BP normalized for some strange reason.

kdroberts 2008-10-03 02:27:56 -0500 Report

Very common. ACE Inhibitors and ARBs (both types of blood pressure medication) have been shown to slow or even stop the progress of Diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage). It's not uncommon for diabetics to be put on one as a matter of course just for some protection. If you look at the dosing guidelines it may be that you are on a very low dose, lower than the starting dose to treat high blood pressure, but you may be only the lowest dose to treat that. Since high blood pressure is a problem for diabetics anyway, a number need a blood pressure medication to help with that as well.

Diabetes effects a lot of different things in your body so taking care of blood sugar is only one piece of the puzzle.

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-10-03 12:13:19 -0500 Report

Thank you for such an informative reply. I truly appreciate it. I take only 5 mg.'s daily. I was already on it for my blood pressure. I have been on it for oh, about 6+ months.

Thank you again your assistance is appreciated! Leigh