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Hi Joann,

There is a new pill approved by the FDA in Sept 2007, combining two very well known medications. The pill combines NORVASC (Calcium Blocker)and BENICAR (Angiotensin Blocker). The pill is called "AZOR". BENICAR is suppose to be excellent for kidney protection, and improve artery function for diabetics. NORVASC helps lower the blood pressure even more. I think even BENICAR (alone), which is suppose to be one of the more powerful and effective 24 hour medications (according to research and Holistic Vitamin magazines) will probably lower your blood pressure taken alone. The "Angiotensin Blockers" or "Ace Inhibitors" are very closely related drugs and either ones are known to be the best for Diabetics. The drugs include other pills such as "MICARDIS", "COZAAR", "DIOVAN", "ALTACE" etc....

NOTE: The drug "MICARDIS" (according to Research) is suppose to be the best drug to prevent diabetes and improve symptoms. The pill has a unique property which I believe is called PPAR-gamma for insulin/glucose improvement and diabetes..

[QUOTE]NOTE: The drug "MICARDIS" (according to Research) is suppose to be the best drug to prevent diabetes and improve symptoms. The pill has a unique property which I believe is called PPAR-gamma for insulin/glucose improvement and diabetes

Micardis is probably a very effective drug for those who can tolerate it. I tried both Micardis and Diovan from the Angiotensin receptor antagonist group of antihypertensive meds last year. I had bad reactions to both.
Like ACE inhibiors, ARBs help protect the kidneys from diabetic nephropathy and slow down the progression of kidney disease. They are great for people with renal problems who cannot tolerate ACE inhibitors due to angioedema and need this type of a drug. It would be nice to hear from someone who's been taking it. I read that it is possible for a person to become able to tolerate a medication, previously untolerable, the second time it is tried. I'd be willing test this theory in the future, if another blood pressure drug or a med change is needed.

flowergirl