To stay on top of your diabetes management, you should know your ABCs – your A1c level, your blood pressure, and your cholesterol profile.
A – A1c, or hemoglobin A1c test.
B – Blood pressure
C – Cholesterol
Talk with your diabetes care provider to determine your individual goals for A1c, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
AACE Diabetes Care Guidelines, Endocrine Practice 2-11; 17 (Suppl 2)3.
American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus (2011).
National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP ATP III).
Reviewed by Jason C. Baker, MD. 01/12
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