February is American Heart Month, a time when people think of the human heart as a symbol of love. During the month of Valentine’s Day, we see more hearts and bright, red colored clothing than any other time during the year. While purchasing a delicious, dark, chocolate heart for your valentine, use this month to learn more about your risks for heart disease and stroke along with ways to stay healthy.
This week in diabetes management sessions, I counseled a 63-year old gentleman who has had type 2 diabetes for 5 years and was being treated with Metformin, 1000mg, twice a day. He never attended diabetes or nutritional education and had very little understanding of proper self care except for taking his “two diabetes pills”.
The risk of heart disease and stroke are nearly twice as high in people with diabetes. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in people who have type 2 diabetes. Discover the link between heart disease, stroke, and diabetes as well as ways to avoid cardiovascular problems.
Serious Risk of Heart Disease for People with Diabetes
Virtually all people with diabetes know that they must regulate their blood sugar in order to remain healthy and prevent complications. But did you know that checking your blood pressure is equally important for people with diabetes? The combination of diabetes and high blood pressure doubles your risk for cardiovascular disease.
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I recently educated a middle-aged male patient with diabetes during diabetes management sessions who was suffering from a cardiac issue of which he had no understanding. This poor patient was “in the dark” about what was happening to his heart and he felt too intimidated to ask the real important questions. His diabetes had been diagnosed […]
Knowing the signs and symptoms of heart failure can help you detect this condition in its earliest stages. Lifestyle modification and medications can reduce these symptoms, improve your quality of life, and extend your lifespan. Take heart and get diagnosed so you can live a fuller, happier life!
Heart attack rates have fallen in the last four decades due to increased public awareness, quicker emergency paramedic treatment, improved medical procedures and drugs in all groups except for women under the age of 55. Many of these women suffer from diabetes. A study published in ‘The Lancet’, a Diabetes Endocrinology Journal, states that “the cardiovascular […]
Heart disease can be a complication associated with diabetes. When it comes to procedures such as bypass surgery, angioplasty and stents, it is usually presumed that the least invasive option is the best. Discover the truth and why it might not always be the case for those with diabetes.
People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing high cholesterol, a factor in heart disease and stroke. Heart smart foods for cholesterol and diabetes control can help lower bad cholesterol, raise good cholesterol and keep your blood sugar in check.