Heart disease can be a serious diabetes complication. Keep an eye on your risk by getting these ABCs checked.
A- A1C level. Goal : <7%.This is a measure of your average blood sugar control for the last 3 months. You may need it checked two or more times a year.
B- Blood pressure. Goal: <130/80 mm Hg.
C- Cholesterol. Goal: LDL <100 mg/dl; >HDL 40 mg/dl; and Triglycerides <150 mg/dl.