The Diabetes-Heart Disease Connection

(lighthearted music) – Hi, I’m Joan Lunden. Diabetes is a chronic disease which can be managed by keeping close tabs on glucose levels. What many people don’t know is that two of the most harmful complications of diabetes are heart disease and stroke, both deadly conditions. Joining me now is Dr. Ann Albright, director of…

AHA Experts on Controlling High Blood Pressure

(heart beating) – One of the barriers clearly was the ability to be able to track kind of how they were doing in progressing towards their goals. And I think one unique thing that Heart360 affords patients is the ability, using a free tool, to be able to go on to the internet, feel comfortable…

Lower Blood Pressure: Overview of Check. Change. Control.

(heart beating) (instrumental music) – [Voiceover] Nearly 78 million Americans have high blood pressure. Of those with high blood pressure nearly half do not have their blood pressure controlled. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have launched a blood pressure management program to equip communities nationwide. With the knowledge, skills, and resrouces needed…

Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Diabetes

Diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease in which blood sugar is not processed correctly. Insulin is a hormone designed to control the levels of blood sugar in your body. Blood sugars can become too high if you do not produce enough insulin or insulin does not work properly. There are different types of diabetes: Type…

Diabetes and heart disease: what you need to know

Diabetes can affect the heart in a number of different ways. The most common thing that we think about when we think about diabetes is narrowing of the blood vessels over time where fat lines the blood vessels increasingly with duration of diabetes. And that increases the risk of heart disease and strokes. In addition…

Amla vs. Diabetes

“Amla vs. Diabetes” Dripping plant extracts on cancer cells in a test tube is a far cry from testing whole foods on whole people. Another amla study published recently, though, tried Indian gooseberries on patients with diabetes. A normal fasting blood sugar is considered under 100. Between 100 and 125 is called pre-diabetes, and over…

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme story

Modern life makes it hard to be healthy, and every year more and more people are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. This can lead to stroke, blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, limb amputation and early death. But this doesn’t have to be your story. Making small changes to your lifestyle now can have a…