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Hi....my name is FunDad and I take a crap load of meds.

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Fun Dad,


Yes, please discuss the beta blocker with your cardiologist first before deciding on stopping it. I'm on Toprol and I know you can't just stop it cold turkey.



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I wouldn't drop the beta blocker since it far more helpful for a diabetic than the calcium channel blocker.  Again you are replacing a BP med that is less helpful with one that is more helpful.  ACE inhibitor or ARB reduce a stress hormone diabetics have too much of.  That hormone is a major player in all our complications.  That hormone Angiotensin is the A in both drugs. 

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