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Type 1s may take diuretics, yes. As with many other kinds of drugs, they can affect your blood glucose levels because they can impair glucose metabolism. So you -- along with your medical team -- may need to alter the amounts or timings of your insulin doses to counter that effect. However, high blood pressure is bad news and worth tweaking diabetes medication/insulin doses to control. As always, we're not medically certified, but you should be able to move to a diuretic BP medication if you keep track of how your blood glucose levels may change and treat accordingly.
 

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@ZechariahChristensen, I'm glad your experience with doctors has been that positive. Many of us here (including me) can recount stories of misinformation or of receiving underperforming medical care (missed diagnostics, etc.) from our doctors.

I agree that net should consult with her medical care team as she seems to have a very specific set of conditions and medications to manage, but I think you'd find a fair number of us who would contest the statement that doctors always know what's best for us. At least in U.S. medicine, being your own advocate -- asking about non-pharmaceutical treatment options, questioning decisions based on incomplete diagnostics, etc. -- is strongly recommended.
 
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