Did you know that adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely from heart disease than adults without diabetes? High blood glucose from diabetes can damage the heart and blood vessels over time. The higher your blood sugar, the higher the risk of heart disease. Also, people with diabetes are more likely to have other risk factors such as high blood pressure, triglycerides, and cholesterol.
The good news is that you can prevent heart disease by managing your diabetes and controlling your glucose levels. Other adjustments you can make:
- Increase your physical activity
- Controlling your blood pressure
- Eating healthy
- Keeping your cholesterol and triglycerides in control
It is important to check your glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure regularly. You can get tested at your nearest Med First location and get the care you need to prevent heart disease.