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What are angiotensin receptor blockers for diabetes management?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) block the effects of the hormone angiotensin. They help to lower blood pressure and limit the retention of salt and water by the kidneys.

Many ARBs are available in the US. These include azilsartan (Edarbi), candesartan (Atacand), eprosartan (Teveten), irbesartan (Avapro), losartan (Cozaar), olmesartan (Benicar), telmisartan (Micardis), and valsartan (Diovan). 

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