Clinic Service: Diabetic Education
If you have diabetes (sometimes called diabetes mellitus), the most important thing you can do is to control your “ABCs”:
●“A” stands for “A1C” – A1C is a blood test that shows what your average blood sugar level has been during the last few months.
●“B” stands for “blood pressure” – If you have diabetes, controlling your blood pressure is just as important as controlling your blood sugar. High blood pressure puts you at risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease.
●“C” stands for “cholesterol” – Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the blood. High cholesterol is another factor that increases your risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other serious problems
Compared with people who do not have diabetes, people who have diabetes are 2 to 3 times more likely to have a heart attack or a stroke. People with diabetes can also have heart attacks at a younger age. When this happens, heart attacks can be more severe and more deadly. Plus, people with diabetes are much more likely to get kidney disease. By keeping your ABCs under control, you can lower your risk of these problems by a lot.
Our certified Diabetes Educator will help you understand ABCs and help you succeed .
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