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Having mild asthma controlled with inhaler, borderline diabetes with no medication, slightly high blood pressure. Suggestions?

I am 59 yrs old male living with mild asthma under control with inhaler Symbicort 200/6 Turbohaler(powder) used rarely say 4 times a week and blood sugar on border (no medication) controlled thru check on diet and exercise. My blood pressure is 118/77 & pulse rate 90. I drive cab at night and work 5 days a week at nights averaging 8-9 hours a night. I seek advice if these readings are ok.
Asked On : Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
Your blood pressure and pulse rate is completely normal and your use of the turbohaler is also minimal, assuming it is 2 puffs twice daily 4 times a week and you do not smoke.
Since your job is mainly at the wheel, you also need to ensure you walk on the days off about say 20,000 steps to start with or take the dog out for a long walk (if you have one).
Once a year, please get a fasting blood sugar and cholesterol with BP readings once every 3-4 months.
Best Wishes.
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