Health Tip: Managing Diabetic Heart Disease
Follow your treatment plan
(HealthDay News) -- The risk of developing diabetic heart disease (DHD) is directly related to a person's blood sugar level, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says.
The higher the blood sugar in a person with diabetes, the higher that person's risk of diabetic heart disease.
The agency offers these suggestions to help manage DHD:
- Make sure you get regular physical activity.
- Enjoy a heart-healthy diet.
- Keep your weight under control.
- Maintain good control of your blood sugar.
- Find ways to reduce your stress levels.
- If you smoke, stop.
- Follow your doctor's treatment plan for managing your health.
- Obtain regular, ongoing care from your doctor, including regular checkups and tests.
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