Knowledge is Power. Know Your Numbers.

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Understanding your numbers and their connection to heart disease and diabetes can help you lower your risk.

High blood pressure, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), obesity and diabetes all play a role in the development of heart disease. To make a positive impact on your health it is important to know and understand your numbers. Knowing your numbers allows you to take action and impact your risk factors.

Key Numbers & Healthy 

  1. HDL (good) Cholesterol (HDL) - Above 50mg/dl for women, above 40mg/dl for men 
  2. LDL (bad) Cholesterol (LDL) - Below 130mg/dl 
  3. Triglycerides (TRG) - Below 150mg/dl 
  4. Total Cholesterol (TC) - Below 200mg/dl 
  5. Glucose (GLU) - Between 70-99mg/dl 
  6. Blood Pressure (BP) - Less than 120/80 
  7. Body Mass Index (BMI) - Between 18.5-24.9  

Record and keep track of your numbers.