: 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.
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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