High Blood Pressure Beta Blockers that Don't Increase Glucose
I kept my glucose under good control by watching my diet and without any medications until I started taking the beta blocker Atenolol for my high blood pressure. It did wonders for my pressure but my glycohemoglobin has increased significantly since I started taking this medication, going from 5.7 to 7.0 with no change in my eating habits or exercise. I understand that this is a common side effect of Atenolol in people who have a tendency toward glucose intolerance to begin with.
Since my doctor feels a beta blocker would work best to control my pressure in my particular case, as opposed to, for example, an ACE inhibitor such as Altace, I'm interested in learning more about some newer beta blockers that have just come on the market that don't have a negative impact on glucose levels, specifically, the CARVEDILOL, DILEVALOL and CELEPROLOC.
Since my doctor isn't sufficiently proactive for my tastes, I doing some research on my own and trying to learn as much as I can about these medications .
Has anyone out there had any experience with these newer beta blockers? Have they worked well to control your blood pressure? Have they had any negative impact on your glucose levels?
Any information you could provide would be appreciated.