High BP with Diabetes
I am Male 49, diabetic with high B.P. On Metformin 500 twice daily, my diabetes is 140 after meals. But in morning, my B.P reading shows 146/100 with a low pulse rate of 67-70 per minute. I am taking amlodipine 5 mg with hydrochlorothyazide 12.5 mg but, diastolic is not controlled. Which medicine should i switch to?
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Be in a regular fallow up with your physician and take Medications as prescribed...and fallow bellow life style modifications Make a commitment to managing your diabetes. Learn all you can about diabetes. Establish a relationship with a diabetes educator, and ask your diabetes treatment team for help when you need it. Choose healthy foods and maintain a healthy weight. Losing just 7 percent of your body weight if you're overweight can make a significant difference in your blood sugar control. A healthy diet is one with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, with a limited amount of saturated fat. Make physical activity part of your daily routine. Regular exercise can help prevent prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and it can help those who already have diabetes to maintain better blood sugar control. Thirty minutes of moderate exercise — such as brisk walking — most days of the week is recommended. A combination of exercises — aerobic exercises, such as walking or dancing on most days, combined with resistance training, such as weightlifting or yoga twice a week — often helps control blood sugar more effectively than does either type of exercise alone..
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