A lot of doctors push BP meds on diabetics. Luckily my doctor has never done that. Since going low carb my BP has lowered to very normal if not pretty low reading. My doctor did push statins on me which I took or 15 months until they almost destroyed all my muscles. So I am off them. If you are having side effects call your doctor and discuss this. With the statins for many months I think I was having side effects but I blamed them on getting older, working out too hard or arthritis. Glad you had a fun time at the beach.