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Some people have prediabetes, which is when blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not in the diabetes range. People with this condition can reduce the risk of developing diabetes by losing a small amount of weight and increasing their physical activity. If you have diabetes, controlling your blood glucose levels will help prevent complications.
The ABCs of Diabetes
If you have diabetes, three key steps can help you lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Follow these ABCs:
Be sure to ask your doctor:
Write the changes you will make this week to control your blood glucose, blood pressure, or cholesterol.
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