If You Have Diabetes. . . Know Your Cholesterol Numbers

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If You Have Diabetes. . . Know Your Cholesterol Numbers

Description

This brochure for people with diabetes describes the links between diabetes and cardiovascular disease and emphasizes the importance of maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Why should I care about heart disease and stroke if I have diabetes?
  • Diabetes increases your risk for heart and blood vessel problems
  • How does diabetes hurt my blood vessels?
  • Fat in your blood
  • What are healthy cholesterol numbers?
  • What can I do to help my heart and blood vessels?
  • Taking care of your diabetes helps you take care of your heart

Developer:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family and Community Health, Diabetes Control Program

Funding Sources:

Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors (MassPRO); Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family and Community Health, Diabetes Control Program

History

Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: June 2005
Last Updated: 04/18/12

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