Diabetes significantly increases the risk of heart disease. In fact, people with type 2 diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely to have heart disease and stroke than people who do not have diabetes, and approximately two-thirds of people with diabetes who are 65 years of age or older die of complications, such as heart attack. That’s why it’s important to control blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as blood sugar levels.
How can you get started? It’s simple — just learn your ABCs!
Paying attention to all 3 of the ABCs is important. Talk to your doctor about how to manage your ABCs to help reduce your risk of diabetes-related complications, like heart disease. Click on each of the ABCs below to learn more!
You can help control your ABCs in a variety of ways, including healthy eating, getting more active, taking medication, if prescribed, and keeping track of your ABC goals. Talk to your doctor about an ABC management plan that’s right for you. Click on each of the options below to learn more!