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Take diabetes to heart

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Having diabetes also means you are more likely to develop heart disease and to have a greater chance of a heart attack or a stroke. 

Over time, high blood glucose from diabetes can damage your blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart. Adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without diabetes.

The good news? People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk if they make healthy changes.

Manage your blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. 
Keeping an eye on your levels is crucial to managing them. Ask your health care team what your goals should be.
Develop or maintain healthy lifestyle habits.
Follow your healthy eating plan and make physical activity part of your routine.Get off the subway one stop early and walk the rest if you can. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and healthful proteins can have significant benefits for people with diabetes.
 Learn ways to manage stress.
Stress and the heart are mortal enemies. Try deep breathing, gardening, taking a walk, doing yoga, or listening to your favorite music

Take control of your health. If you have questions speak to one of our team members to see how we can help get you healthier.

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