New Study: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Health in Women
June 14, 2018
The next time you have a doctor, it might be a good idea to get a full physical if you have diabetes. A new study shows that both women and men with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Results of the study showed that having diabetes tripled the risk of death from ischemic heart disease or stroke in women and doubled the risk for men. This study did not look at individuals with any previous cardiovascular disease, only new events.
Having diabetes may increase your of other conditions like cardiovascular disease. It is important to have regular checkups with your medical doctor to find out your specific risk factors, as well as, the specific precautions you need to take to prevent problems. If you notice any chest pain and/or shortness of breath contact your doctor immediately, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital if you believe it is a life-threatening condition.
If you have concerns about your risk of having a heart attack or stroke talk to your doctor or CDE. They will be able to tell you if you are at risk, the steps you can take to stay healthy and prevent complications, and how to recognize the signs of a heart attack or stroke.