Diabetes: The Three Headed Monster

We refer to diabetes as a “three headed monster” because proper diabetic control is more than just controlling blood sugars. In some cases, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol may be even more important than blood sugar levels. There are certain medications that have been shown to decrease your risk for heart attack and stroke and are sometimes started even with normal blood pressures. Your average blood pressure should be 115-120/75-80. In addition, your “bad cholesterol” should be less than 70. By controlling all of these risk factors aggressively, we hope to dramatically impact your wellness and increase your lifespan.