Millions of people in our country have high blood
pressure. High blood pressure has been shown to be a risk factor
for the development of diabetes. Other risk factors for
development of Diabetes are discussed. Blood pressure
medications can also increase or decrease a patient's risk of
developing diabetes. Beta-blockers (BB), such as atenolol, and
thiazide diuretics appear to increase risk by as much as 31%
compared to treatment with an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme
Inhibitor (ACE-I) and dihydropyridine class Calcium Channel
Blocker (CCB). Side effect profiles of common antihypertensive
medications are discussed.
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High Blood Pressure and Diabetes.
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