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Type 2 Diabetes and Cholesterol – Spanish
Las personas con diabetes tienden a presentar niveles más bajos de colesterol “bueno” (HDL) y más altos de colesterol “malo” (LDL), lo que aumenta el riesgo de que sufran enfermedades cardíacas y ataques o derrames cerebrales. Lo que comes puede afectar tu colesterol.
Cooking for Everyone’s Preferences and Dietary Needs
Being a role model for healthy eating can be hard, but by offering a variety of healthier options, you are giving your family and guests opportunities to make healthier choices.
Preparing Healthy Meals for the Whole Family
Give these tips a try and healthy eating can be a family affair.
7 Tips to Care for Your Heart When You Have Type 2 Diabetes
Add these seven tips to your self-care checklist to care for your heart and body to make all of your efforts count even more.
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.
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.
Type 2 Diabetes and Cholesterol
People with diabetes tend to have lower “good” cholesterol levels (HDL) and higher “bad” cholesterol levels (LDL), which increases their risk for heart disease and stroke.What you eat can affect your cholesterol.
Body Weight and Type 2 Diabetes
Keep a healthy body weight to help lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.