How does diabetes increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke?
With time, raised blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels and nerves that control the heart. Additionally, people with diabetes are also more likely to have other conditions that raise the risk for heart disease/ stroke such as high blood pressure and deranged cholesterol or triglyceride levels.
People can develop type 1 diabetes at any age, from early childhood to adulthood, but the average age at diagnosis is 13 years. An estimated 85% of all type 1 diagnoses take place in people aged under 20 years.
Choose healthier carbohydrates. All carbs affect blood glucose levels so it's important to know which foods contain carbohydrates.Eat less salt,eat less red and processed meat,eat more fruit and vegetables,choose healthier fat.Cut down on added sugar.Be smart with snacks.
The effects of added sugar intake include higher blood pressure, inflammation, weight gain, diabetes, and fatty liver disease which are all linked to an increased risk for heart attack
Physical exercise lowers blood glucose levels and blood pressure, improves blood flow, burns extra calories so you can keep your weight down if needed, improves your mood, can prevent falls and improve memory in older adults, may help you sleep better. Start exercising after speaking to a doctor, start slowly and increase. Few types are walking briskly or hiking, climbing stairs, swimming or a water-aerobics class, dancing, riding a bicycle or a stationary bicycle, taking an exercise class, playing basketball, tennis, or other sports