According to the CDC, "Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women which accounts for 1 out of 4 deaths in the US. Coronary artery disease costs the US $108.9 billion yearly, including health care services, medications and lost productivity."
People with diabetes are up to four times more likely to have heart disease than people without it. The good news is diabetes is considered a controllable risk factor for cardiovascular issues. Discover ways to manage diabetes and ward off heart problems to stay healthy for years to come.
I often counsel patients who have elevated triglycerides in conjunction with their diabetes, and since it is heart month I thought I would share some of that information. Almost 80% of people with diabetes have high triglycerides. It is most commonly seen when blood sugars are out of control. Increased triglycerides thicken the walls of the […]
Although death rates from stroke and heart attacks have dropped in the last decade, for those who have diabetes it is still the leading cause of death, with more than 600,000 deaths a year in the United States. Strokes have decreased from the 3rd leading cause of death to the 4th which is a huge public […]
Having diabetes can put you at greater risk for other health issues such as hypertension or high blood pressure. This week during a diabetes teaching session I treated a patient who weighed over 400 pounds and was upset that he was just diagnosed with elevated blood pressure. We had a discussion about blood pressure that I […]
This article is part two in a series on American Heart Month. To catch up, please read part one.
Each year as the month of February approaches, we notice red or pink boxes of Valentine’s Day candy lining the stores in the shape of hearts. In conjunction, the American Heart […]
Each year as the month of February approaches, we notice red or pink boxes of Valentine’s Day candy lining the stores in the shape of hearts. In conjunction, the American Heart Association has declared February ‘Heart Month’ to help people become more aware of the implications of heart disease.
During this week of diabetes educational sessions I have been answering some pertinent questions coming from patients like you. You may have read a version of this information before but each patient seems to put a different spin on the question. I am confident that you will all learn something new with each question which can […]