CONQUERING DIABETES will help you determine if you are at risk for
this chronic, life-threatening disease. The indicators below increase your
the chance of having a heart attack or diabetes.
CONQUERING DIABETES explains the recent progress in preventing diabetes and lowing the risk for complications.
Dr. Peters discusses these new approaches to taking control of your health and staying fit. Areas covered include:
- Are you overweight, especially with weight gain around your middle?
- Do you have diabetes in your family (especially parents and/or siblings)?
- Is your blood pressure high?
- Is your LDL (bad) cholesterol higher than 100?
- Is your blood sugar level above 100 mg/dl?
- Are you older than 45 years of age?
- Is your heritage Latino, African American, Asian, American Indian, or Pacific Islander?
- Did you deliver a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds or have a history of gestational diabetes?
- Do you have a lack of regular physical activity?
- A nutrition plan designed to help prevent diabetes and promote healthy weight loss.
- Approaches to exercise and fitness to help lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
- Preventive use of medications to reduce insulin resistance and halt the development of diabetes.
- Intensive use of medications to treat active diabetes to reduce complications.
- Reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke by using aspirin, with cholesterol-lowering and blood pressure-lowering drugs.
- Learning how to monitor your progress to stay on target.