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Why are ACE inhibitor medications beneficial if I have diabetes?

An angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor is an oral medicine that lowers blood pressure. For people with diabetes, especially those who have protein (albumin) in the urine, it also helps slow down kidney damage.

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