Thursday, February 4, 2016

Be Smart About Your Heart: Manage the ABCs of Diabetes

People with diabetes are nearly two times more likely to die from heart disease or stroke than a person without diabetes. The good news is that people with diabetes can lower their chance of having diabetes-related heart problems by managing their diabetes ABCs. If you have diabetes, the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) wants you to know that you can lower your chance of having a heart attack or stroke by managing your Diabetes ABCs. 

A is for the A1C test. This is a blood test that measures your average blood sugar (glucose) level over the         past three months.
B is for Blood pressure.
C is for Cholesterol.
S is for Stop Smoking.

The NDEP offers many resources to help people with diabetes take important steps to stay healthy and prevent diabetes-related heart problems:

Diabetes and Heart Health web page
Taking Care of Your Diabetes Means Taking Care of Your Heart tip sheet
You Are the Heart of Your Family…Take Care of it tip sheet
4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life


For more information, please visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/heart to learn more


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