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How does diabetes complicate heart conditions?
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How does diabetes complicate heart conditions?


  : I have been recently diagnosed diabetic, type 2.  I also have CHF,
  : atrial fibrillation, pacemaker, previous stroke.   I am taking  medications
  : for diabetes now and still have a hard time getting readings in a normal
  : range.  Since I do not see the doctor until next week, can you tell me
  : how the diabetes can cause complications with my other problems?
  : My primary and cardio docs seem extremely worried about this combination.
  : Thanks so much for your time.
  
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Dear Nathan, you are correct.  An ACE inhibitor is beneficial for both diabetes and congestive heart failure.  Unless such a medication cannot be tolerated, most patients with either diabetes or heart failure should be treated with this medication.  Thank you for your input.





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