Heart Disease and Diabetes

Heart disease is high amongst people with diabetes of both types 1 and 2. A diabetic is at least two to four times more likely to have coronary artery disease. And once a person with diabetes has a heart or stroke event, it is very likely that it will recur again. Many diabetics are unaware of this statistic.

Since diabetics are at higher risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the United States and Canada, prevention of all three of these dangerous conditions is very important. You can learn more about how to prevent diabetes along with preventing heart disease and stroke by raising your glutathione levels here. Visit http://www.immune-health-solutions-for-you.com

When you have diabetes, it is important to do whatever you can to maintain a healthy heart. Diabetes causes heart disease because of the chemical changes in the blood. And then these changes make it very simple for fatty acids, (known as plaque), to form on the blood vessel walls. When this happens, you then have what is called premature artherosclerosis, or more simply called hardening of the arteries. This hardening of the arteries is how the blood vessels become narrow. They can also clog up completely, causing a massive heart attack.

1. Hypertension 2. Lipid disorders

3. High LDL (bad) cholesterol

4. Low HDL (good) cholesterol

5. High Triglycerides

If you smoke, you really should quit as this makes your risk for heart-related events that much higher. Obesity and lack of physical activity, and insulin resistance are other contributing risk factors for heart trouble.

Good target cholesterol levels for diabetics

Women should have an HDL of 40 mg/dl and an LDL of <100 mg dl

Men should have an HDL of 50 mg/dl and an LDL of <100 mg/dl

Healthy Heart Tips to Follow

Exercise by walking even for only 15 minutes per day each day. Activity is good and increases your heart rate, which keeps you heart-healthy. Walking even decreases blood sugar levels.

Have regular cholesterol, lipid, and triglyceride testing. Not only is your blood sugar important, but lipids, cholesterol, and triglycerides are critical if you have diabetes, and even if you don't actually. Those blood components can and DO cause massive heart attacks or even a fast death if not treated properly.

Always remember your diet as well when you are diabetic. Diet is a big factor in helping cholesterol, lipids, and triglycerides stay where they are supposed to. If you keep them in check, you should live a longer, and healthier life.

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