3 Numbers Other Than Your Blood Sugar You Should Know If You Have Diabetes
Diabetes is a problem that affects your whole body and all problems are not just narrowed down onto one factor of overall health. Blood sugar readings are only one of the numbers that you need to keep track of – you also need your doctor to check your cholesterol, and your blood pressure levels. This way you’ll have all the information to successfully manage your diabetes and focus on the more enjoyable parts of life!
1. A1C – A1C measures measures your average blood sugar for the past 2 to 3 months. Check with your doctor for more information on how often you should get this checked.
2. Cholesterol – Cholesterol levels makes heart disease more likely. This means that keeping up with your cholesterol levels and speaking to your doctor about medications and actions to take.
3. Blood pressure – High blood pressure (hypertension) can lead to complications if you have diabetes. Complications can include:
- heart disease
- heart failure
- peripheral vascular disease, a hardening of the arteries in the legs and feet
Most people with diabetes are predisposed to high blood pressure so ensuring that you get enough exercise, eat healthy, and visit your doctor regularly to stay on top of your high blood pressure and manage your diabetes correctly.
Diabetes is best treated by a supportive team of experts and loved ones. This can include doctors, workout buddies, spouses, nutritionists, dentists, and the wonderful team here at Mitokon Health Center.
Who Is Mitokon Health Center?
We’re Mitokon Health Center – A diabetes treatment center based near St Louis, MO that offers a breakthrough treatment for those interested in taking control of their diabetes and their symptoms. Have questions? Contact us at Mitokon Health Center for more information by calling (314) 628-1607 or emailing us at Info@MitokonHealthCenter.com