16 doctors weighed in:

How can you prevent complications of diabetes?

16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
11 doctors agree

In brief: Stay healthy

Your fasting glucose (before meal) should be between 80 & 120.
Your sugar 2 hours after you eat should be < 140. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Keep your blood pressure < 130/80. Keep your hbba1c < 7. Keep your body mass index (bmi) < 30 (ideally < 25). Keep your LDL (bad cholesterol) < 100, your HDL >45, and triglycerides < 150. Follow a diabeic diet, take your medicines, see your doctor.

In brief: Stay healthy

Your fasting glucose (before meal) should be between 80 & 120.
Your sugar 2 hours after you eat should be < 140. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Keep your blood pressure < 130/80. Keep your hbba1c < 7. Keep your body mass index (bmi) < 30 (ideally < 25). Keep your LDL (bad cholesterol) < 100, your HDL >45, and triglycerides < 150. Follow a diabeic diet, take your medicines, see your doctor.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
Thank
Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Control HbA1C

Keep your hemoglobin A1c (hba1c) under 6.
5%, take your meds, exercise daily, count carbs (and keep them at goal), and eat less saturated fats.

In brief: Control HbA1C

Keep your hemoglobin A1c (hba1c) under 6.
5%, take your meds, exercise daily, count carbs (and keep them at goal), and eat less saturated fats.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified,
20 years in practice
163K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors