B is for blood pressure.
What does blood pressure measure?
Blood pressure is the force of blood moving through your blood vessels. Many people with type 2 diabetes have high blood pressure. Over time, high blood pressure can damage just about any part of your body and can result in serious health problems. If you have high blood pressure, ask your doctor what changes you need to make. If it is high, lowering your blood pressure will lower your chance of heart attack and stroke.
What is a good blood pressure goal?
The American Diabetes Association recommends a blood pressure goal of less than 140/90 mmHg for adults with type 2 diabetes. A different blood pressure goal may be appropriate for some patients. Ask your doctor about the blood pressure goal that is right for you. You should have your blood pressure checked every time you see your doctor.