- Manage your blood sugar levels to keep your heart healthy
- Exercise can help you safeguard your heart
- Eat foods rick in fibre for better heart health
Diabetes can result in some severe complications including increased risk of heart diseases. If you are a diabetic you need to manage your blood sugar levels to control diabetes as well as to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. People with type-2 diabetes are significantly at a higher risk that other diabetic patients. Factors other than diabetes like high blood pressure, poor cholesterol levels, smoking and family history can make the situation worse. Some minor changes can help diabetics reduce the risk of heart diseases. These day-to-day changes will significantly reduce the risk and result in better management of diabetes.
“Pick up healthy habits like diet and exercise, drop unhealthy habits like smoking and consumption of alcohol. These are general guidelines but they are twice as beneficial for a person with diabetes. Diet and exercise will not only help patients reduce their cardiovascular disease but also help them have better control over their blood glucose levels. To put it simply, achieve better glycemic control and you automatically reduce the risk of diabetes complications,” said Dr. Sid Kolwankar.