Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Daly City, California, USA:

My glycohemoglobin is 6.5 and 22.5 for protein. My doctor prescribed Altace, 2.5 mg/day. Is this medication appropriate for my condition? When I went to the Altace web site and took the personal risk assessment, it says I'm probably not a candidate for Altace. Should I still take the Altace anyway or is there a better medication to take? Your opinion is truly appreciated.


Altace, along with the class of medications known as the ACE Inhibitors, is used for prevention of protein loss in the urine. ACE Inhibitors have been recommended on a prophylactic (preventative) basis for any individual who has diabetes. This is to decrease the risk of proteinuria (protein loss in the urine) and hopefully decrease the risk of kidney function.

Even if your glucoses are under strict and excellent control, the use of the ACE Inhibitors, such as Altace may be helpful. However, if you have low blood pressure, problems with potassium in the blood or previous reactions to this class of medications, then other treatments may be better.

I would discuss this with your physician.


Original posting 11 Jan 2005
Posted to Complications and Other


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:00
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.