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.