Diabetic Heart Disease
The term “diabetic heart disease” (DHD) refers to heart disease that develops in people who have diabetes. Diabetes affects 30 million – one in eleven – people in the U.S. and at least doubles their risk of heart failure, heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular complications.
The co-occurrence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease contributes to reduced life expectancy of 5 to 15 years, depending on the age at diabetes diagnosis. Yet, less than half of people with diabetes are aware that they are at a much higher risk for cardiovascular disease complications.
Compared with people who don’t have diabetes, people who have diabetes:
- Are at higher risk for heart disease
- Have additional causes of heart disease
- May develop heart disease at a younger age
- May have more severe heart disease
Check in with CHP’s Nurse Navigator to check your risk of diabetes and get your Blood Pressure checked. Call 515-512-9225 for more information about CHP Health Management Services and control your health risks today!
Walnut Creek YMCA
Tuesday, November 27th from 9am to 11am