You Need to Know Your Cholesterol and Blood Pressure

Just as you need to know whether its a red light when you cross the street (1:03)
Ask your doctor about your blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure to prevent a heart attack or stroke.

Heart attacks and strokes are the leading causes of death in people with type 2 diabetes. If you want to avoid a heart attack or stroke, you need to know your blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure, says Gerald Bernstein, MD, the director of the diabetes management program at the Friedman Diabetes Institute at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

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