Be Heart Smart – Know Your ABC’s

By Taz_t_man Latest Reply 2011-10-17 05:39:35 -0500
Started 2011-10-14 22:41:27 -0500

If you have diabetes you are at high risk
for heart attack and stroke. Heart disease is
more likely to strike – and at an early age – than
someone without diabetes.
But you can fight back. Be smart about your heart.
Take control of the ABC’s of diabetes and live a
long and healthy life. Talk to your health care provider
about your ABC targets.

A is for A1C
The A1C (A-one-C) test – short for hemoglobin A1C
- measures your average blood glucose (sugar) over
the last 3 months. Suggested target below 7

B is for Blood Pressure
High blood pressure makes your heart work too hard.
Suggested target below 120/80

C is for Cholesterol
Bad cholesterol or LDL and build up and clog your
arteries. Suggested target below 100

Just something I just read and thought I would put it on here. I'm sure a lot of you already know this, but some may not think about it.

3 replies

Johnben or JB.
Johnben or JB. 2011-10-16 16:07:28 -0500 Report

Do I ever know about it. I now have after 51 years of diabetes type-1 after a heart attack on July 26, Congestive Heart Faillure. This is fetal.


jayabee52 2011-10-17 05:39:35 -0500 Report

My bride Jem lived with CHF for 20 years until her death. She had SO MANY potentially deadly medical conditions that we don't know for sure which one of them took her from us. But she lived her life as fully as she could for the time she had left. I am thankful that this included me in her life. She was really special.

But as a Dr told my mom just before my dad passed: "There are some things worse than death." (Dad was facing a lifetime of being nearly completely paralyzed as a result of a gunshot accident.)

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