How can a woman with diabetes lower their risk of heart disease........

By shoulders Latest Reply 2011-07-27 14:06:14 -0500
Started 2011-07-26 19:55:16 -0500

Pay Attention to the ABC's of diabetes: A) A1c— Keep it on target by keeping your bg levels within range. B) Blood Pressure—-Keep it on target, or less than 130/80. High Blood Pressure can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. C) Cholesterol—People with type 2 diabetes often have high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol . * If you carry a lot of fat around your waist, your risk for heart disease is even higher* Losing even a small amount of weight, can help you manage your bg, cholesterol. and high blood pressure.

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Te Ja
Te Ja 2011-07-27 14:06:14 -0500 Report

I can't for the life of me get my BP bottom number down 1 day it was 78 it's usally in the 90's bad day's 100's. Weight loss, excerise, diet, meds, nothing I try is bring it down. Any suggestion?

HeartHawk 2011-07-26 23:00:29 -0500 Report


Thanks for all the recent good advice. Here I would add that you should also track your post-prandial (after eating) blood sugar. If you are like me your fasting blood sugar will be fine but will rise quickly and stay high 1 to 3 hours after eating. The Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) will detect this disorder.

In general, if you have diabetes you shoud look to further lower all other heart disease risk factors!