Don't Get Hung Up on Which BP Med to Recommend First in Most Diabetes Patie
New evidence will provide more clarity about which blood pressure meds to use in diabetes patients with hypertension.
An ACEI or ARB is often recommended for these patients.
But feel comfortable suggesting an ACEI, ARB, calcium channel blocker (CCB), or thiazide first for many diabetes patients with hypertension. These all seem to have a similar impact on mortality, CV events, and development of kidney disease.