Ask Your Health Care Team About Your Type 2 Diabetes – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. For people with type 2 diabetes, Dr. Griffin Rodgers—director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases—recommends working with a health care team to monitor the ABCs of diabetes.
Dr. Rodgers: The A stands for the hemoglobin, A1C, and thatís a general measure of the average glucose or sugar control in the preceding two to three months. The B stands for blood pressure, a target for that blood pressure should be less than 130/80. And C stands for cholesterol, and the cholesterol or the so-called bad cholesterol, we typically like that target to be 90 or less.
Narrator: For more information, visit www.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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