What Can We Do About It?

The legendary Barbra Streisand, who co-founded the Women’s Heart Alliance, joins Dr. Rodgers with tips on taking care of your diabetes and your heart.

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DR. RODGERS: Women with diabetes can lower their chances of heart attack or stroke by managing their blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol, and not smoking.

Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases at NIH.

Barbra Streisand, legendary director, singer, actress, producer and co-founder of the Women’s Heart Alliance shares tips on taking care of your diabetes and heart:


  • First, ask your doctor to help you create a diabetes health plan. The two of you can talk about your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
  • Second — and I try to follow this advice too! — eat fiber-rich foods, like whole-grain cereals, fruits and vegetables.
  • Third, aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week.
  • Finally, quit smoking. I know you can do it!

DR. RODGERS: Follow us on Twitter @NIDDKGov. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the NIH.

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