Do you know your ABCs? That is your A1c levels, your blood pressure and your cholesterol profile?
For those that do not know your ABCs, here is the guideline to good health:
A – A1c, or hemoglobin A1c test
* ADA goal is less than 7%.
* AACE goal is 6.5% or less.
B – Blood pressure
* < 130/80 mmHg for non-pregnant adults.
C – Cholesterol
* HDL (good) cholesterol – >40 mg/dl (1.0 mmol/l) in men; >50 mg/dl (1.3 mmol/l) in women
* LDL (bad) cholesterol – <100 mg/dl
* Triglycerides – <150 mg/dl