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Living Well with Diabetes

Medications for Blood Pressure and Cholesterol High blood pressure and high cholesterol can increase your risk of artery damage. The risk is even greater when combined with high blood glucose. You may also need to take medications for high blood pressure and high cholesterol to help prevent serious health problems. Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Your blood pressure checks how hard your heart has to work to pump blood to your body. Cholesterol is a fat-like substance in the blood. Everyone’s body makes cholesterol. Cholesterol also comes from the foods you eat. Many people with diabetes will also need to take medications for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Keep a Medication List Use a chart to keep track of your medications. (There’s a full-size chart on this page that you can print out, copy, and carry with you.) Be sure to keep this list up-to-date. Bring a copy with you every time you see a health care provider or pharmacist. Chapter 5: Taking Medication Name of medication Dosage When to take it With or without food 43 My Medication List Use this chart to keep track of all your medications. Write down the name, dosage, and time of day to take each medication. If you use insulin, include all types that you are using. Make a copy to keep in a binder so you can carry it with you. This workbook is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Only your doctor can diagnose and treat a medical problem. ©2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 StayWell, LLC. www.staywell.com 800-333-3032 All rights reserved. Made in the USA. Print out this handy medication list.


Living Well with Diabetes
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