Hi, I am having periods of high blood pressure and I don’t understand why. I have had type 1 for 60 yrs and am 68. I eat a vegan plant based diet and ride my exercise bike 10 miles almost every day. I weigh 107. My A1c hasn’t been higher than 5.5 in almost 20 yrs. I really dislike taking anything besides insulin, although I just started taking 10 mgs of a statin 3 times a week.
I have tried lots of things that supposedly lower blood pressure including breathing exercises with meditation, beet juice, and teas.
I imagine that my mom had high blood pressure, but my older sister doesn’t.
I have tried a couple of blood pressure meds recently but they make me cough, so then I tried the natural things I mentioned and those worked for awhile, but now my blood pressure is definitely too high.
I have never believed that people with diabetes need to be on blood pressure and cholesterol meds just because they have diabetes, but I guess I now need meds besides insulin. My life has not been easy due to my family’s serious health problems, so it is hard for me to be completely relaxed and stress free. I guess that is rather an understatement.
Anyway has anyone used any natural ways of lowering blood pressure that have worked for you? Or do you have favorite blood pressure meds, that I might not have heard of?