Published on January 26, 2018
slide 1: Diabetes Heart Disease and Stroke – What’s The Connection Overview Metabolic diseases are the worst sort of diseases mainly because they tend to throw the whole of body and its systems into disarray. One such metabolic disease which tops the list is diabetes. Having diabetes means you have a greater chance of developing heart disease and having a stroke. Not only that people with diabetes also are more likely to develop risk factors like high blood pressure and high cholesterol which increase the chances of having heart disease and stroke. The Connection High blood glucose from diabetes can over time damage your blood vessels as well as the nerves which control your heart and its blood vessels. According to cardiologists the longer a person has diabetes the greater the chances of them contracting heart disease. Diabetic people develop heart disease at a much younger age than people without diabetes. Heart disease and stroke are the most common causes of death among diabetics. But all is not lost if you have diabetes the good news is that you can still take steps to lower your chances of having heart disease or stroke. What Can You Do You can protect your heart and health by managing your blood glucose also called blood sugar as well as your blood pressure and cholesterol. If you smoke get help to stop. Also more importantly get yourself to a doctor. Consult a cardiologist if you think there might a heart related problem with you. Doctor usually suggest a system known as ABCS which involves going for an A1C test A managing your Blood pressure B managing your cholesterol C and stop smoking S. There are cardiologists in Darbhanga which can be found in the multi-facility super- specialty hospital in Darbhanga. The heart specialists in Darbhanga are some of the best cardiologists in India having decades of experience in the field of cardiology and cardiac surgery.