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LDL Cholesterol and Type 2 Diabetes
LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is sometimes called “bad” cholesterol. With LDL cholesterol, a lower number helps lower your risk for heart attack and stroke. If you are living with type 2 diabetes, you are twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke.
A1C and Type 2 Diabetes
A1C is a simple blood test, done with an easy finger prick, that measures a person’s average blood glucose (blood sugar) level over the past two or three months. Individuals living with type 2 diabetes are encouraged to get an A1C test at least twice a year, more often if your medicine changes or if you have other health conditions. Ask your health care team about how often is right for you.
Diabetes and Heart Disease: The Numbers You Need to Know
Knowing five numbers can give you a more accurate picture of your health. At your next appointment, talk to your doctor about how to keep them in target range to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.
The Connection Between High Blood Pressure and Type 2 Diabetes
If you have type 2 diabetes, you may also have high blood pressure. This can increase your risk of heart attack or stroke and diabetes-related conditions such as kidney disease. Keeping a healthy blood pressure can lower your risk.
Body Weight and Type 2 Diabetes
Keep a healthy body weight to help lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Monitoring Your Kidney Health with eGFR Tests in Spanish
La prueba de la tasa de filtración glomerular estimada (TFGe) es una forma de evaluar la salud de tus riñones.La prueba de la TFGe se realiza mediante un análisis de sangre sencillo.
Monitoring Your Kidney Health with eGFR Tests
What is the eGFR test? An estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) test is a way to check your kidney health. An eGFR test is done through a simple blood test. The test checks your creatinine level. Your doctor will consider this data, your age and sex to calculate your eGFR.
Monitoring Your Kidney Health with UACR Tests in Spanish
Con la prueba del cociente de microalbúmina-creatinina en orina (UACR, por sus siglas en inglés), se evalúa tu salud renal. La prueba se realiza mediante un sencillo análisis de orina para comprobar la cantidad de albúmina en la orina.
Monitoring Your Kidney Health with uACR Tests
What is the uACR Test? A urine Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio (uACR) test checks your kidney health. The test is done through a simple urine test to check the amount of albumin in your urine. Albumin is a type of protein, and too much of it can be a sign of kidney disease.