Heart Beat: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors; Olive Oil & Death Protection; Cardiovascular Disease & Women’s Brains; Good News and Bad News About Heart Disease


Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Struggle to Modify Risk Factors

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) doubles or triples the risk for heart attack and stroke, yet many Americans are not compelled to change their habits to reduce their risk. According to an American Heart Association Scientific Statement published online Jan. 10, 2022, in Circulation, more than 80% of American adults with T2D have failed to achieve the recommended blood glucose, blood pressure and LDL levels or have stopped smoking, leaving them at high risk for a cardiovascular event. When obesity is factored in, more than 90% of patients with T2D are at elevated risk.

To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber. Sign in

Subscribe to Heart Advisor

Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge.
Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access