Therapeutic Education

Cholesterol

CholesterolCholesterol is present in our organism. It is essential for the production of certain hormones and it is a constituent of cell walls. Part of our cholesterol comes directly from our diet and the rest is produced by the liver.

So, your cholesterol level is influenced by what you eat.

Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitusDiabetes is characterized by an elevated blood glucose level (fasting glucose > 7mmol/l, 11.1 mmol/l after a meal). A high blood glucose level damages artery walls. As a consequence, people with diabetes have a 2 to 4 times increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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A useful tool: the wall chart

In order to liven up the health provider-patient interview, the Geneva University Hospitals has created a wall chart aimed at informing and increasing patient’s awareness of cardiovascular risk factors.

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