By: Elka Karl
Different antihypertensive drug classes are notshown to be more likely to cause diabetes inan elderly population, according to researchersin Canada.
Over 76,000 elderly patients using eitherangiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)inhibitors, beta blockers, calcium channelblockers (CCBs), or thiazide diuretics werecompared for incidence of diabetes.
Incidence of diabetes did not differsignificantly among the new users of the majorantihypertensive drug classes in this elderlypopulation between April 1995 and March2000.
—Diabetes Care, October 2004