Diving into Dangerous Diabetes
Diabetes can lead to a range of serious complications, hence it is important to identify and understand your health condition to treat it effectively. Watifhealth not only diagnoses the condition but also provides you with a detailed analysis of your health profile to make you understand and comprehend your health needs.
Here are a few tips one could follow to keep Diabetes on a constant check:
§ Monitor your Cholesterol Levels
Patients with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have an abnormal cholesterol level, a risk factor for heart disease. Have your LDL cholesterol level checked at www.watifhealth.com to make sure you are in a healthy range. LDL should typically be below 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). If you have high cholesterol, you can make changes to get that number under control by taking steps that have the added benefit of also helping efforts at preventing diabetes: Exercise at least 30 minutes each day, eat a diet low in saturated fats, and don’t smoke.
§ Check to Your Blood Pressure
The only way to know your blood pressure is to have it checked regularly. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends a target reading below 130/80 mmHg to prevent complications that often accompany diabetes. People who have pre-diabetes are at an increased risk for developing high blood pressure, because elevated blood sugar can raise blood pressure. Enter your Blood Pressure readings in our app to get effective solutions and alternative steps to control and maintain the levels of your blood.
§ Don’t Smoke
Smoking is bad for your health for dozens of reasons: It has a direct negative effect on your heart and lungs; it raises bad cholesterol and increases blood pressure. If you smoke, find a way to stop. Talk with your medical provider about possible smoking cessation aids, such as medications, nicotine gum, and other strategies to win the battle against cigarettes for good.
Taking control of your blood-glucose levels can help prevent many of these secondary problems. Download our app now and stay connected closely with our health-care team to maintain a proper diabetes management plan and to watch carefully for troubling symptoms or signs of a developing problem.