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Day 22: Diabete and Heart Disease

 

If you have diabetes, you are two to four times more likely to have heart disease than someone without diabetes. But there’s good news. You can help control your health risks by making some changes in your life.


Testing your blood sugar is the only way to know if your levels are healthy. Monitor as directed by your physician.


Monitoring your blood pressure and lipid levels can help you achieve safe levels.


Taking medications as directed can help control blood sugar, blood pressure, blood clotting, and/or cholesterol levels.


Eating right and regular exercise can help you manage your diabetes and stay on the path to good heart health.


See your doctor regularly so he or she can help you monitor your blood sugar and keep you heart healthy.

Find out if you are at risk for diabetes with our short questionnaire.
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Theodore L. Schreiber, MD, FACC, FCCP, FSCAI
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