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How do I prevent cardiovascular complications in diabetes?
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Control your 'number
Keep your hba1c below 6.
5%. Keep your ldl-c < 70. Keep your triglycerides < 150. Keep your hdl-c above 40. Keep your BP below 120/80 (both upper and lower number matter). Keep your bmi (body mass index) below 30. You can do this. Get a doctor who cares for you.

In brief: Control your 'number
Keep your hba1c below 6.
5%. Keep your ldl-c < 70. Keep your triglycerides < 150. Keep your hdl-c above 40. Keep your BP below 120/80 (both upper and lower number matter). Keep your bmi (body mass index) below 30. You can do this. Get a doctor who cares for you.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
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Dr. Addagada Rao
Yes and physically active
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
I agree with Dr Mays. However, once present diabetes is devastating. Even good control of the "numbers" may not prevent complications according to evidence-based studies, and some numbers may not be right for everyone (low A1C increases risk of hypoglycemia). Best to attend to lifestyle issues before diagnosis and avoid it!
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
3 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.

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.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Jason Ramirez
Family Medicine
In brief: GREAT ?
the best thing is very good control of your diabetes.
means take meds if on as prescribed. lifestyle modifications: ie weight loss , REGULAR EXERCISE and proper eating habits are the cornerstone. control of other cardiovascular risk factors also key. no smoking tobacco, control blood pressure and cholesterol levels if they are an issue. in the end some of it is plan old genetics too.

In brief: GREAT ?
the best thing is very good control of your diabetes.
means take meds if on as prescribed. lifestyle modifications: ie weight loss , REGULAR EXERCISE and proper eating habits are the cornerstone. control of other cardiovascular risk factors also key. no smoking tobacco, control blood pressure and cholesterol levels if they are an issue. in the end some of it is plan old genetics too.
Dr. Jason Ramirez
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