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by Alisa Princy (2020-02-18)

Perform quality control StrictionBP Review testing. Most meters now come with quality control testing so the efficiency of the meter can be ensured at all times. Make sure you perform these tests at their scheduled times. By following these simple rules you can protect yourself from faulty readings and have better control over your blood sugar reading and your Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can take control of the disease and take back your health. Self-monitoring your blood sugar is one of the most important steps you can take. One sign of aging is stiffening arteries which can help to cause high blood pressure and, in turn, this is associated with heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease, and strokes. According to a study performed at the University of Edinburgh and several other research centers in the United Kingdom, managing weight and Type 2 diabetes can be one way of lowering the risk of arterial stiffness and its consequences. The study, published in the Journal of Hypertension in March 2013, included 850 participants between the ages of 65 and 73, all with Type 2 diabetes. It was found: From these results, it was concluded more studies are needed to clarify the mechanisms linking obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and arterial stiffness. According to the National Institutes of Health in the United States: the normal healthy body mass index (BMI) is 18.5 to 24.9. A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. waist size should not be over 35 inches for women or 40 inches for men. most doctors treating diabetes aim for an HbA1c level of 7 or lower. Type 2 diabetes and high HbA1c levels, waist circumferences, and body mass indices, can be treated successfully with low-calorie, low-fat vegan diets and exercise. According to the American Diabetes Association, as many as 67 percent of adult diabetics have high blood pressure. Blood pressure is expressed in two numbers, the systolic and diastolic, or top and bottom numbers (systolic/diastolic). the systolic is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries when the heart is beating. the diastolic is the force of blood against the arteries between beats.