Just something I came across the other day.

By Taz_t_man Latest Reply 2012-02-03 10:29:37 -0600
Started 2011-10-18 20:05:11 -0500

Just something I came across the other day. I thought it might be good information for those who have not thought about it.

Be Heart Smart – Know Your ABC’s

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

Yes I posted it awhile back but not to many read it.

3 replies

eevie 2012-01-23 18:10:30 -0600 Report

Hi Taz, saw this when I was looking for info when I was just diagnosed. Very similar numbers on this site (http://bit.ly/yHBe5R), too, and found a couple of other numbers like fiber, though I guess that doesn't fall under the ABC's.

MEGriff1950 2011-11-01 18:51:57 -0500 Report

Taz, I have heard this before during a diabetics education class. The ABC's here are very important thank you for the reminder for us all.