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    [Quick questions]

    Author: Wayne (---.centrelink.gov.au)

    Date: 08-13-02 02:52

    Hi all

    I haven't been to the site for a while now. I have a couple of quick questions

    Is it known for HOCM to affect your blood sugar levels significantly? Is Diabetes common among hocm sufferers?

    The reason I ask is i'm finding it really hard to control my sugar levels. I was tested for Diabetes before I was diagnosed with hocm & everything came back fine but I know something isn't right. I've explained it to my doctor but he takes the blood tests as gospel truth. The Beta blockers have made the problem far more noticeable.

    Can anyone shed some light?


    [Re: Quick questions]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 08-13-02 12:12

    Dear Wayne

    Everything I've seen on beta-blockers says that they can mask the signs of diabetes and/or increase your levels. However, the articles at the links below believes this is bunk and talks about the weight gain as the culprit. However, what beta-blocker are you on as the articles say that acebutolol (Sectral), atenolol (Tenormin), betaxolol (Kerlone), bisoprolol (Zebeta), and metoprolol (Toprol-XL) are safer for diabetics than any other beta-blockers.


    If you go to intellihealth.com and/or mayoclinic.com, you can look up whatever you are taking and print out the precaustions section or just tell your doctor to read his PDR.

    good luck



    [Re: Quick questions]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 08-14-02 09:16

    Hi Wayne,

    I have not seen a significant number of diabetics in the membership of the HCMA - While they are out there I do not believe there is a large enough # to suggest it is a contributing factor. However for those diabetics the drugs and other issues such as excersise limitations may have some roll in making the suger levels harder to balance. I would attempt to speak to you cardiologist AND endo. guy and see if together they can help find an answer.

    Nice to hear from you...

    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.

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