ACE Inhibitors and Diabetes

ACE Inhibitors and Diabetes

Summary ACE inhibitors are a class of drugs that lower blood pressure. These medications are prescribed to many diabetic patients to prevent kidney damage and reduce cardiovascular risks. ACE inhibitors can be prescribed in the form of a tablet, capsule, liquid or intravenous injection. In some cases, they are prescribed with another antihypertensive, such as …

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Unstable Diabetes

Unstable Diabetes

Also called: Brittle Diabetes, Labile Diabetes Summary Unstable or “brittle” diabetes is a term used to describe hard-to-control cases of diabetes in which glucose (blood sugar) levels swing unpredictably. At times the glucose tends to be too high (hyperglycemia), and other times it is too low (hypoglycemia). Unstable diabetes usually refers to severe, uncontrolled forms …

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Talking to your Diabetes Care Team

Talking to your Diabetes Care Team

Summary A diagnosis of diabetes can be frightening to patients who know a lot about diabetes as well as to those who know little about the disease. Asking a physician and other medical professionals the right questions about diabetes care can help patients obtain the information they need to manage their condition correctly and confidently. Recommendations …

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Stress and Diabetes

Stress and Diabetes

Summary Stress is a person’s physical and emotional response to change or a perceived threat. Certain amounts of stress are normal, but excessive levels can be a risk factor for the development of diabetes and may complicate its treatment. Stress comes from many sources. For example, major life events, such as a birth, job change …

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Abilify

Abilify

Brand and Generic Names: Bristol–Myers Squibb (BMS) manufactures, and BMS and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals market aripiprazole under the brand name Abilify®. Available forms… Abilify® tablets – 2 mg – 5 mg – 10 mg – 15 mg – 20 mg – 30 mg Abilify DISCMELTTM – 10 mg – 15 mg • Generic name = aripiprazole What is …

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