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Learn Your Diabetic ABCs
What Are the ABCs?
"A" Is For the A1C Test to Measure Blood Sugar
"B" Is For Blood Pressure
"C" Is For Cholesterol
Steps to Lower Heart Disease Risk
- What are my A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol numbers?
- What are my personal treatment goals?
- What do I need to do to reach these goals?
American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org
National Diabetes Education Program http://ndep.nih.gov
Canadian Council on Food and Nutrition http://www.ccfn.ca
Canadian Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.ca
All about cholesterol. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/prevention/checkup-america/cholesterol.html. Accessed November 11, 2013.
Diabetes mellitus type 2. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated October 14, 2013. Accessed November 11, 2013.
For people of African, Mediterranean, or Southeast Asian Heritage: important information about diabetes blood tests. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) website. Available at: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/traitA1C/index.aspx. Updated November 4, 2011. Accessed November 11, 2013.
High blood pressure (hypertension). American Diabetes Association website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/high-blood-pressure-hypertension.html. Accessed November 11, 2013.
Step 2: know your diabetes ABCs. (A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol). National Diabetes Education Program website. Available at: http://ndep.nih.gov/i-have-diabetes/KnowYourABCs.aspx. Accessed November 11, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 11/2013
- Update Date: 11/11/2013