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Diabetes and your heart

Diabetes is very clearly linked to cardiovascular disease. The likelihood of dying from heart disease increases two to fourfold in adults who have diabetes. Diabetes is considered a controllable risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

So, how does diabetes play a role in heart disease?

People with diabetes have high glucose levels in the blood. Over time, this can damage the blood vessels and nerves that control the heart and blood vessels.

High blood pressure is also a condition that comes with diabetes. It is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Additionally, it has been associated with insulin resistance, which in turn is associated with obesity, which increases risk for cardiovascular disease.

High levels of LDL (low density lipoproteins) or bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and low levels of HDL (high density lipoproteins) or good cholesterol, occur in patients with diabetes. High LDl levels are also seen in people with premature coronary heart disease. In fact, the build-up of cholesterol in the arteries – a condition called atherosclerosis – is the most common cause of heart disease in a person with diabetes.

Is there a solution?

The same things that you do to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes can also keep cardiovascular diseases at bay. These include weight control and regular exercise.

If you already have diabetes, controlling the risk factors – such as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels – can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Here are some steps you can take to achieve this:

  1. Stay physically active and exercise regularly. The following are some kinds of exercises that are recommended for heart health in general.
  2. Moderate-intensity aerobic activity for at least half an hour for five days a week, or, 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity for at least 3 days a week.
  3. Moderate to high-intensity, muscle-strengthening exercise at least twice a week.
  4. Stick to a strict diabetes diet plan. Follow a healthy, balanced diet.
  5. Try to keep your weight under check, since obesity can lead to complications.
  6. Stay away from smoking and alcohol consumption.
  7. Do not skip your medicines.

 A good way to know if you’re at risk for diabetes or cardiovascular disease or both is to get your blood glucose levels and cholesterol levels tested regularly. This will help you keep track of them and take the necessary precautions to maintain control. Consult a doctor and take any tests he/she may prescribe, at a trusted medical centre like Apollo Diagnostics, before the situation gets out of hand.

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Patient Testimonials

“Excellence of Apollo Diagnostics is already a recognized fact across India. Adding more strength to their reputation is their caring nature and supportive attitude. I’ll always prefer to take their services than selecting mediocre quality making any compromise with my health.”

Mr. Shahul Hameed, Chennai

Mrs. Turni, Kolkata

“The way Apollo Diagnostics kept me at ease during the sample collection process, the way they supported me to be at my convenience and confidence is really something I’ll always remember. They were also flawless in maintaining the hygiene. Hats off to them!”

Mr. Laxmi Kantham, Hyderabad

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Subbalakshmi, Vizag

“Appreciate the quality of service that I’ve received from Apollo Diagnostics. Their competence, caring nature, sincerity, valuing customer’s time – all these together have shaped them as the most trusted diagnostic service provider in the country.
Keep up the good work!

Mrs. Pravati Dash, Bengaluru

“My mother needed a blood test, but was unable to walk due to pain in her leg. A Phlebotomist from Apollo Diagnostics came home and collected the sample. I was informed, via SMS, that the report could be collected from any of the 3 centres in Dibrugarh, downloaded online or even delivered home for a nominal fee. Although the rates were reasonable, my mother also received a senior citizens discount too! This saved my time, money & energy. My aachhe din really seemed to have arrived! Thank you Apollo Diagnostics and hats off for displaying true professionalism.”

Mr. Alokk Kar Dowerah, Dibrugarh

“Whenever I need to have a blood sample collected from home, I ask for Vasu. He is punctual, courteous and so skilled I hardly feel any pain when he draws the sample. Plus, I truly appreciate how quickly the reports are delivered. Thanks Apollo!”

Mr. Sukumar, Film director, Sriram Nagar, Hyderabad

“Their accurate understanding of customer’s needs is one thing that set them apart and ahead of all others. As a result, it becomes easier for them to deliver the right service, that with their matchless efficiency and care to ensure less pain and easily accomplished sample collection. Apollo Diagnostics is simply doing an amazing job!”

Soundarya Abhirami, Hyderabad

“The overall service standard of Apollo Diagnostics is admirably high. The technician was punctual and well-behaved, and has the genuine skill to collect the test sample without troubling the customer. These are probably some of the major reasons for them to be the best in India.”

Mrs. Lakshmi, Chennai

“The most crucial factor with Apollo Diagnostics is that they always train their Phlebotomists so well that the team consistently remains efficient and punctual and we receive a premium quality diagnostic service. Good job. Keep it up.”

Mr. Amit Kumar Patil, Bengaluru