Diabetes is not the problem only with blood sugar, there are a lot of common problems are associated with Type 2 Diabetes like High BP, high Cholesterol, Obesity, high Uric acid, etc.
It is important to understand these from the beginning for holistic treatment of Diabetes which stats with healthy eating habits, regular exercise and stopping smoking. Also, no more than moderate alcohol consumption is allowed.
So, we need to take ACE/ARB (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin 2 receptor blockers) group of medicines to protect kidney/heart, control lipids and BP.
Asprin, now we are only suggesting for high-risk people like people having a heart problem or stroke. Not to forget the importance of checking Eye and Feet at regular intervals.
|A||Advice – Diet, Exercise, Testing, No smoking|
|B||BP less than 130/80|
|C||Cholesterol less than 160 mg%|
|D||Diabetes control HbA1c 7%|
|E||Eye check once in a year|
|F||Feet check once a year|
|G||Guardian medicines: Aspirin, ACE inhibitors.|