Diabetes and Heart Disease - Risk Factors
In the United States, diabetes is one of the leading causes of heart disease. It is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and unfortunately cardiovascular and heart problems often occur alongside diabetes.
In fact, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of diabetes-related death. People with diabetes are two-to-four times more likely to develop cardiovascular (heart) disease due to a variety of risk factors, including:
- High Blood Pressure
- Lipid Disorders
- High LDL Bad Cholesterol
- High Triglycerides
- Low HDL Good Cholesterol
- Lack of Physical Activity
More than 65% of people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke. With diabetes, heart attacks occur earlier in life and often result in death. By managing diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, people with diabetes can reduce the risk factors of diabetes and/or heart disease and thereby their total risk.
Center for Diabetes Services
St. Luke's Diabetes Center
Our Diabetes Services provide comprehensive education that provides the information, tools and strategies to self-manage diabetes. This may help prevent or delay the onset of complications, which can include heart disease and stroke. Health care experts address all aspects of diabetes treatment and management. Diabetes Services has met the standards and is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Most services are covered by health insurance.
California Pacific's Heart and Vascular Center
California Pacific's Heart and Vascular Center is supported by one of the best heart hospital/center networks in the USA, offering quality, comprehensive patient-centered cardiovascular care by a team of top heart surgeons and physicians with leading-edge technology. Serving the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco and Marin County, as well as the entire Northern California region, our team has many of the best cardiovascular surgeons and physicians in California and the United States.