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Propranolol

Discussion in 'Non-Diabetic Medication' started by diabetic12yrs, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. diabetic12yrs

    diabetic12yrs Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. I am a type 1 diabetic for 12yrs. Recently i was put on a beta blocker which the doctor never mentioned to me, that it hides the symptoms of hypoglycemia. has any other type 1's had any issues with this? thanks
     
  2. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    I'll bump your post up for a reply from a Type 1. Are you taking them for anxiety or blood pressure?
     
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  3. diabetic12yrs

    diabetic12yrs Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    iv been taking them for anxiety
     
  4. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I take 1.25 mg bisoprolol which does take the edge off hypo symptoms but I still have good awareness. What dose are you on?
     
  5. diabetic12yrs

    diabetic12yrs Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    am on 160mg for anxiety
     
  6. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's quite a high dose :eek: it would be a good idea to discuss this with your doctor if it's masking your hypo symptoms
     
  7. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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  8. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    Beta-blockers do not reduce anxiety itself, but can reduce some of the symptoms. For example, they can reduce shaking (tremor) and a fast heart rate. It is sometimes the lesser of two evils and your Dr may see the anxiety as a bigger problem for you.
    If you are concerned about the possibility of masking hypo symptoms then please speak to your Dr. but do not stop taking them as they have to be tapered off .
     
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