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Did you know that two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke? For people with diabetes, the risk of heart attack or stroke is great. That’s why your healthcare team promotes good blood glucose, blood pressure and lipid control as key steps in prevention.
Eating foods with less total fat (especially saturated fat) and sodium can help keep your lipid and blood pressure levels in the optimal ranges.
Take 10,000 steps a day for a stronger, healthier heart
Eating “heart smart” can help lower your risk of stroke and heart problems. However, regular physical activity is a vital component of staying well and keeping fit. Slip on a pedometer and try for any combination of 10,000 steps a day.
This February, give yourself a big Valentine hug and take good care of your heart.
For more information on reducing your risk of heart disease or stroke, order the free “Diabetes Survival Guide” from the American Diabetes Association and the American College of Cardiology.
To order, call (800) 342-2383 or visit www.diabetes.org/MakeTheLink.
Heart-Healthy Restaurant Dining
How can you dine out, enjoy your meal, yet keep your heart healthy and happy, too?
Cooking for a Healthy Heart
There are many ways to reduce the fat and sodium content of your foods while cooking. Here are some ideas:
How to Shop for Heart-Healthy Meals
Many of our primary food choices are made at the supermarket. Here are some tips for filling your grocery cart:
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