Heart disease is the number one complication of diabetes. Keeping your cholesterol levels in check - through diet, exercise and medication - is essential.
"Bad" LDL Cholesterol: below 100
"Good" HDL Cholesterol: above 45 for men & 55 for women
Triglycerides: below 150
|Frequency||What to check|
|2 - 4 times per year||A1C test|
|2 times per year||
|1 time per year||
Consult your doctor before beginning any weight loss or exercise program.
Nearly 25.8 million Americans have type 2 diabetes or type 1, called juvenile diabetes.
Losing 5- 7% of your body weight can slow the progression or even reverse type 2 diabetes. Research shows that a combination of regular moderate exercise and a healthy diet is most effective in reaching your goals.
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), your glucose levels should be:
- Before Meals: 70-130
- 1-2 hrs after the start of a meal: Below 180