Where Diabetes and Heart Disease Meet
Is type 2 diabetes putting your or a loved one’s heart at risk?
- Understanding your risk for heart disease is one of the most important things you can do if you have type 2 diabetes.
- People with diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than people without diabetes. That means you there may be a higher chance of having heart disease, stroke or even dying.
- The sooner you understand your own risk, the sooner you can talk to your healthcare provider to learn more about the link between type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Talk to your physician to learn more about the connection. Scheduling an appointment is an important first step.
Get the Conversation Started:
- Do you think I am at risk for a stroke or heart attack?
- Is this something I should be concerned about now?
- What lifestyle changes can I make now to lower my risk for heart disease?
- Is my diabetes increasing my risk? What else contributes to my risk?
- If I already take medication for my heart, am I still at risk?
- Is there something I can do to help prevent a heart attack or stroke?
- What resources can help me learn more about this?
Get outside in Sparta, New Jersey!
Sparta is a township in Sussex County, New Jersey that has a lot of natural beauty and endless options for heart healthy exercise. Sparta Glen Park is found in a very unique ravine encompassing beautiful natural scenery and historical interest. Check out an unobstructed view of Lake Mohawk via a short moderately steep climb. Swim, walk, bike, or take part in dozens of activities within Tomahawk Lake, just a 6 minute drive from Sparta.