Protect Your Heart… Do Your Part!!

Do you have Diabetes?

Ask your doctor about the ABCDEs to REDUCE your risk of heart attack and stroke:

A

A1C – Glucose control target is usually 7% or less

B

BP – Blood pressure control (less than 130/80 mmHg)

C

Cholesterol – LDL cholesterol in less than or equal to 2.0 mmol/L. Your doctor may choose to give you medication to keep your cholesterol at or less than 2.0 mmol/L

D

Drugs to protect your heart: Blood pressure pills (ACE inhibitors or ARBs), cholesterol lowering pills (statins), or ASA (Aspirin). These drugs will protect your heart even if your blood pressure or cholesterol is already at target.

E

Exercise / Eating – Regular physical activity which includes, healthy eating, achievement and maintenance of healthy body weight

s

Stop smoking and manage stress
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