Diabetes is associated with and increased risk of high cholesterol
September is National Cholesterol Education Month. World Heart Day is also this month. In honor of these health topics, we are discussing the link between heart disease, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. We want you to know that our lifestyle coaches can provide support to those at-risk.
Understanding diabetes and high cholesterol
High cholesterol is a chronic condition. People who have this condition do not show symptoms, but it still puts them at risk. Like diabetes and prediabetes, the risk for high cholesterol may be related to diet, exercise, and smoking. High cholesterol and diabetes have also been associated with heart disease, hypertension, and stroke.
While some require medication to help maintain their blood glucose levels, lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise are important to help manage diabetes and prevent prediabetes. These lifestyle choices may affect people’s risk for high cholesterol. Regular exercise, weight loss, quitting smoking, and moderated alcohol consumption may help people manage their diabetes. They can also help achieve healthier cholesterol levels.
A healthy diet is crucial to preventing type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. For example, the Diabetes Plate Method is a simple guide for healthy portions. It divides meals into three parts: half non-starchy vegetables, one quarter carbohydrates, and one quarter protein. This method can be used to manage or even prevent type 2 diabetes altogether. For those with high cholesterol, reducing fat intake, and incorporating more fiber, protein, and Omega-3 fatty acids can all have positive effects.
Education through the Diabetes Prevention Program
At Tabula Rasa HealthCare, we believe in providing support to help people identify and manage risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes. In partnership with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation, our Diabetes Prevention Program offers resources, such as on-demand access to telehealth sessions led by lifestyle coaches, to prevent diabetes. The program provides convenient and private education to reduce the many risks related to diabetes. Get involved today! Visit www.sinfoniarx.com/preventdiabetes.
Are you or someone you love at risk for developing type 2 diabetes?
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This program includes both telehealth and digital care services, including video and online programming. Visit www.sinfoniarx.com/preventdiabetes for more information. You can also contact us at 1-844-326-3043 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., MST, Monday through Friday. The National Diabetes Prevention Program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
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