ACE inhibitors are an oral medicine that lowers blood pressure; ACE stands for angiotensin (an-gee-oh-TEN-sin) converting enzyme. For people with diabetes, especially those who have protein (albumin) in the urine, it also helps slow down kidney damage. Examples include: Capoten (captopril) Vasotec (enalapril) Prinivil, Zestril (lisinopril) Lotensin (benazepril).
Acarbose an oral medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes. It blocks the enzymes that digest starches in food. The result is a slower and lower rise in blood sugar throughout the day, especially right after meals. Acarbose belongs to the class of medicines called alpha-glucosidase inhibitors. (Brand name: Precose)
Acanthosis nigricans (uh-kan-THO-sis NIH-grih-kans) A skin condition characterized by darkened skin patches. The condition is common in people whose body is not responding correctly to the insulin that they make in their pancreas (insulin resistance). This skin condition is also seen in people who have pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes. You may see this condition appear […]
What does A1C mean?