Important numbers for diabetes: 3 things to prevent complications

By Kathleen Blanchard RN on March 7, 2013 – 9:53pm for eMaxHealth
If you are dealing with diabetes, there are 3 important numbers that studies show can help prevent complications. Dealing with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can seem complicated, but if you understand 3 important numbers that can prevent complications, it makes things much easier.

You already know it’s important to stay active, watch your weight and food portions and focus on specific food groups. But, there’s an underlying reasons related to diabetic complications for combining diet and lifestyle choices to manage diabetes.

It all boils down to blood pressure management, ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and keeping your hemoglobin A1C number less than 7.0. Your own doctor may want the number to be even lower.

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