Metabolic Syndrome Worksheet
To help manage your condition, fill in the dates on which you had or will have the following tests or checkups.
I had a lipid profile on __________. A lipid profile is a lab test that measures the amount of certain fats and cholesterol in your blood. High lipid levels can lead to a heart attack or cause your heart disease to worsen. You should have a lipid profile at least once a year.
Generally, your LDL ("bad") cholesterol should be less than 100 mg/dL, and your triglycerides (also "bad") should be less than 150 mg/dL. Your HDL ("good") cholesterol should be greater than 40 mg/dL. Talk with your provider about helping you meet your goals.
My blood pressure is __________. High blood pressure can lead to serious health problems. Blood pressure-lowering medications along with lifestyle changes can achieve the best results. The American Heart Association recommends blood pressure of less than 130/85 mm Hg. Make sure that your blood pressure is checked at every time you visit your health care provider.
I talked with my provider about quitting smoking on __________. If you smoke, quit. Cigarette smoking is a strong risk factor for heart disease. As soon as you quit, your blood vessels begin to return to normal.
I had my blood sugar checked on __________. Have your blood sugar checked at least once a year. Early detection and treatment of high blood sugar will help prevent diabetes or delay the progression of diabetes for people with diabetes.
I talked with my provider about how to manage my weight on __________. Losing just 5 to 10 percent of your weight or 2 inches from your waist can make you healthier. It's better to lose a small amount of weight and keep it off than to lose a lot of weight fast and gain it back.
I talked with my provider about medications to help lower my risk for heart disease on __________. Several medications can help treat or prevent heart disease in many people.