What precautions should be taken for diabetes?
Q: I am a 35 years old man having high blood pressure for the last 12 years. Recently I have tested positive for diabetes. What precautions should I take?
A:The most crucial aspect is a lifestyle change - regular exercise, low fat, low salt and low sugar in the diet.
- No smoking.
- Take medicines regularly.
- Monitor your blood sugar and blood pressure.
- Keep a check on the lipid profile especially the LDL cholesterol, which should be kept below 70 mg/dl.
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