Take Diabetes to Heart

November is National Diabetes Month and this year's theme is "Take Diabetes To Heart".

Did you know?...

Adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without diabetes.

This is because over time, high blood glucose from diabetes can damage your blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart. The good news is that the steps you take to manage your diabetes can also help lower your chances of having heart disease or a stroke:

  • Stop smoking or using other tobacco products.

  • Manage your A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.

  • Develop or maintain healthy lifestyle habits - be more physically active and learn ways to manage stress.

  • Take medicines as prescribed by your doctor.

To find out more about the link between diabetes and heart disease, click here and here

If your organization is interested in discussing how CDEC consultants can work with your employees to help control diabetes and lower blood pressure, visit our website or email us at askcdec@gmail.com

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