If you have diabetes, you are at high risk for heart attack and stroke.
Heart disease is more likely to strike you—and at an earlier age—than someone without diabetes. But you can fight back. Be smart about your heart. Take control of the ABCs of diabetes and live a long and healthy life.
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 130/80
C is for cholesterol
Bad cholesterol, or LDL, builds up
and clogs your blood vessels.
Suggested LDL target: below 100
Ask your health care provider these questions:
Take action now to lower your risk for heart attack and stroke and other diabetes problems:
Be smart about your heart!