Lisinopril is used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Many diabetics have high blood pressure. Brand names of lisinopril are Prinivil and Zestril. The National Kidney Foundation believes lisinopril is “generally a safe and effective treatment.”

If you, as a diabetic on any blood pressure medicine, eat low-carb, it is strongly recommended that you check your blood pressure every day. Many low-carbers discover that their blood pressure goes down and they need to consult their doctor about a lower dosage. Or even elimination of the blood press medication.


“Lisinopril (Oral Route),” Mayo Clinic (portions of this document last updated: Feb. 01, 2020). Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex, Copyright © 2020 IBM Watson Health. (accessed on 8/3/2020).

National Kidney Foundation. “Is Lisinopril harmful to the kidneys?” National Kidney Foundation (Post date: August 9, 2012). (accessed on  10/14/2020).