Ask the DoctorsRelated ConditionsDiabetesKidney DiseaseMedication Ask The Doctors: March 2012 estaff Published: February 8, 2012 0 Print Email Facebook Twitter I have diabetes and am on an ACE-inhibitor, because my doctor says it also helps protect the kidneys. Ive developed a cough. My doctor said something about trying an ARB instead, but Im doing well on this drug, except for the cough. Any thoughts? To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe Subscribe to Heart Advisor Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password?