Heart problems

By gigemags05 Latest Reply 2010-06-14 15:29:12 -0500
Started 2010-06-11 11:15:27 -0500

what are ways to help prevent heart problems for someone how has hd diabetes for 13 years and im 27. Im not over weight and i semi active…


8 replies

monkeymama 2010-06-12 07:56:31 -0500 Report

All these replies are exactly right. The other thing is, diabetics tend to lose vital vitamins and nutrients in their systems. Before starting any vitamin & mineral supplement, it is always wise to discuss this with your doctor. There is supplements such as: cinnamon, Fatty Omega 3, Multi-Vitamin, Chromium Picolate, and that. You should look this up further through dLife or see if there is more info here on vitamin supplements. But like I said before, make sure you talk to you doctor before starting.

RAYT721 2010-06-11 21:50:22 -0500 Report

It's good that your weight is in check and that's important to heart health. Other things to consider are diet and exercise, making sure your glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol/lipids are in check, making sure to take your medications faithfully and possibly adding low dose aspirin and/or fish oil (ask your doctor), quit smoking if you are a smoker, reducing stress, reducing sodium, and keeping up on all necessary tests and blood work. There are some things you can control and other things that you can't.

MAYS 2010-06-11 13:34:28 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

What (kdroberts) has stated is entirely true, don't worry, continue doing what you are doing and stay active, the physical activity and exercise are both good for your heart, the site listed below has some information that may interest you on the subject of diabetes and heart disease.



kdroberts 2010-06-11 11:21:58 -0500 Report

For starters, the more you worry the worse it is for your heart! Secondly, how well are you managing your blood sugars? That's really the key to it. If you keep control of your diabetes, eat sensibly, do some activity and lead a generally healthy life you will lower your risk considerably. If you up the exercise you may be able to lower it even more.

gigemags05 2010-06-11 13:06:48 -0500 Report

i exercise…and my blood sugar have room for improvement but its not horrible…my numbers are good i just need to check more. I just want to be ahead of any problems. There is a new commerical out about removeing fat from our blood stream…is something diabetes and my self should look into???

kdroberts 2010-06-11 14:13:54 -0500 Report

Is it the one for lovaza? If so,unless your triglycerides are extremely high then don't worry about it. It sounds like you are already ahead of problems. If you are really worried, see if you can get an appointment with a good cardiologist. They should be able to help allay your fears and give you advice on how to keep healthy long term.

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