How can people with diabetes minimize their risk for cardiovascular complications?
To reduce your risk for the cardiovascular complications of diabetes it is
important to know the ABCs of diabetes.
- “A” stands
for Hemoglobin A1c. A hemoglobin
A1c test will give you an average of what your blood glucose levels
(both fasting and post-prandial) have been over the past three months. Know
your hemoglobin A1c and maintain a HbA1c level of 6.5 percent or lower.
- “B” stands
for Blood Pressure. Know
your blood pressure, and work to maintain your goal blood pressure reading
within a normal range
- “C” stands
for Blood Cholesterol. Know
your blood cholesterol and lipid levels and maintain these values within
your target range.
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This document is a source of information only, and is not medical advice.