If you have diabetes, you are at an increased risk of an array of other health problems, including heart disease. This is because diabetes affects your levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. HDL cholesterol is the good kind; it helps remove LDL cholesterol—the bad type—from your arterial walls.
When you watch this video, you’ll learn how you can manage your condition and improve your cholesterol levels. Take advantage of educational programs at your community hospital. Eat foods with fiber, such as fruits and vegetables, while limiting foods that contain saturated and trans fats, such as fatty meats and processed foods.
Memorial Hospital of Tampa is a community hospital that provides area families with compassionate, patient-centered care. Residents of the South Tampa area can learn more about services available at our hospital by calling (813) 873-6400.