Know Your Numbers, Lower Your Risk
Taking care of yourself and managing your diabetes can be overwhelming and stressful in our current times. And while many things right now make us feel out of control, there are many things you CAN do to take control of your diabetes and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. The first step is to know your critical numbers. You’ve got this!
The Numbers You Need to Know
Knowing these five numbers can give you a more accurate picture of your health. And keeping them within the target range can help lower your risk of heart disease and stroke!
At your next appointment (live or via telehealth), talk to your doctor about these measurements so you can build a customized plan together.
You Have the Numbers, Now What?
When it comes to your health plan, following up on your stats and maintaining healthy routines to reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke will put you in better control of your health! You CAN thrive with diabetes, here are a few tips:
- Keep track of all of your critical health numbers in a central location, like in a journal or on your phone.
- Build habits that can make a big difference, like eating smart, moving more and sticking with your medication plan.
- Start an ongoing conversation with your doctor about your lifestyle and medication plans so they can be your partner and help you determine what’s working and what’s not.
- Develop a solid network of support – your friends and family want to see you succeed and can give you the extra boost you need to stay motivated.
To build the best possible treatment plan for YOUR body, and significantly lower your risk of complications it’s important to find out what your numbers are. Following your prescribed lifestyle and medication plan can go a long way in making it happen!
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