Yes, you can prevent or minimize heart disease (and other diabetes complications, too)
1. Shed a few kilos. Losing just 5-7 percent of your weight (that's 5-7 for a 100-kilo person) can decrease the harmful inflammation and insulin resistance that characterize type 2 diabetes. This is especially effective early on, before type 2 diabetes is diagnosed or detected.
2. Take healthy food and be active-- always. Choosing the healthful foods, controlling portions, and being physically active will serve you well your entire life.
3. Reach and maintain your ABC targets. If you're not meeting the targets for blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol, ask your health care provider to setup your treatment. "When it comes to reach some great efforts on lipids and helps to reduce heart diseases, research shows targeting LDL is important."
4. Have your medicine. You may be taking a group of medications to control your blood glucose,blood pressure and cholesterol-no one enjoys that cost or to do so. But some research shows that patient's with diabetes are likely to need more medications over time to manage the progression of diabetes and heart disease. Talk to your health care provider if you have any difficulty in taking or affording your medications.
5. Includes an aspirin a day. Daily intake of aspirin in low dose is recommended for many people at risk for or with heart disease and diabetes. But ask before your doctor before taking aspirin.
6. If you smoke. If you do smoke, ask to your health care provider about how to quit smoking.
7. Go for health tests you need. Your doctor can refer diabetes medical tests for you that can detect any immediate or hidden problems and help you identify the symptoms. This will help you to spot problems early and initiate a treatment quickly.