As many as 2 in 3 people with diabetes report that they also have hypertension (high blood pressure). Unfortunately, the two combined can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Therefore, it is important to know how to prevent or treat high blood pressure if you have diabetes.
For people living with type 2 diabetes, the routines are pretty well-known – eat healthy foods, exercise regularly and take medication as prescribed. But what many people might not know is that, despite their best efforts, complications of diabetes may occur. One of the primary complications of diabetes is heart disease, which can actually be present when diabetes is diagnosed or happen any time thereafter.
You may have heard that there is a connection between diabetes and cardiovascular (heart) disease. This expert blog describes the various types of heart disease, why there is a connection with diabetes and what you can do to reduce your risk of developing heart disease.
Unfortunately, having diabetes means you’re more likely to develop heart disease, and have an increased risk for stroke and heart attack. But by managing your diabetes and maintaining some healthy lifestyle habits, you can still do lots to protect your heart for the long-term.
Today, I want to talk about what is new in research in type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For the last several years, we have been learning about whether or not controlling blood glucose levels to very specific targets can prevent the progression of heart disease
Over the past few weeks, you have been able to read about hypertension high blood pressure. There is no doubt that for everyone, proper control of blood pressure is key to preventing heart attack and stroke.