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Be Good to Your Heart: Know Your Blood Glucose Level

Download Be Good to Your Heart: Know Your Blood Glucose Level pdf document (212k) handout.

  • Write your fasting blood glucose level here: (fill in)
  • What does your blood glucose level mean? (fill in)
  • Fasting blood glucose level (mg/dL):
    • Below 100 mg/dL: Normal
      Good for you! Keep up the good work!
    • 100 to 125 mg/dL: Prediabetes
      • You are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
      • It is time to lose weight and be physically active at least 5 days a week.
    • 126 mg/dL or higher: Diabetes
      • You should work with your doctor and other health care providers to learn to control it.
      • You should work with your doctor to learn the ABCs (A1C test, blood pressure, and cholesterol) of controlling diabetes.

Read the “Be Good to Your Heart: Know Your Blood Glucose Level” handout in Tagalog.

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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.

Last Updated March 2012

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