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Know your numbers

Please keep this chart handy. Talk with your doctor about these tests at every visit.

Disease state Test Normal Needs improvement
Heart mg/dL Total cholesterol Below 200 Over 200
  LDL cholesterol Below 100 Over 130
  HDL cholesterol 40-60 Men: Under 40
Women: Under 50
  Triglyceride (fasting) Below 150 Over 150
Diabetes Hemoglobin A 1c (%) 6% Over 7%
  Fasting plasma
Glucose levels mg/dL
70-99 Over 110
Hypertension Systolic blood pressure Below 120 Over 120
  Diastolic blood pressure Below 80 Over 80
Obesity Body mass index 18.5-24.9 Over 24.9