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I have diabetes. Why did my doctor prescribe Enalapril?

Enalapril lowers high blood pressure, which is common among people with diabetes. High blood pressure can damage the kidneys. Also, enalapril helps improve circulation to the kidneys. That's important, since diabetes can damage blood vessels that deliver blood to the kidneys.

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