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Diabetes Increases Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Sep
03

Date: September 3rd, 2016

The study group

One hundred and ten Korean adults averaging an age of fifty six and one half, that all had type II diabetes for at least twelve years, and they suffered from metabolic syndrome.

The Metabolic Syndrome Factors

The most frequent metabolic syndrome factor was abdominal obesity, which was present in eight six percent of the subjects. The second highest metabolic syndrome recorded among the participants was elevated blood pressure levels, in which seventy eight percent of the participants had high blood pressure. The third most frequent metabolic syndrome was smoking and the abuse of alcohol.
It was determined that the men in the study group had better control of their stress levels and their weight than the women in the study group. The women in the study group were less likely to smoke or abuse alcohol than the men in the group.

The Results

There was a higher than the average number of cardiovascular incidences among people in the study group that suffered from diabetes and metabolic syndromes than among people who had just diabetes, or just a metabolic syndrome, or neither diabetes or a metabolic syndrome.

What is to be gained from the study?

Doctors can use this study to justify assessing the prevalence each of their diabetic patients who have metabolic syndrome might have towards developing a cardiovascular condition. The information gained from these assessments can help educators to teach their patients about their conditions, and their risks.
Once risk levels have been established the educator can help to instruct the patient in the changes they need to implement in their lifestyles and diets, so they have a reduced risk of having heart complications in the future.
The biggest problem that people with diabetes have, that is a contributing factor of weight gain propensity to address. Medical professionals should strive to instruct diabetics in ways to maintain their weight, so they lessen the risk of cardiovascular complications and they maintain their blood glucose levels better.
The patients should be taught how to manage diet and exercise, so they do not have as many high blood sugar spikes and they do not put on excessive amounts of weight. This will help them to reduce their chances of suffering from high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and calcium build-up in their arteries.
Medical professionals should take tie at each visit with these patients to talk about the things the patient has been doing to try and keep their weight under control, the options they have available to them, and the things they are going to try before their next visit to the clinic.
Medical professionals who show an interest in their patient’s lives, their activity levels, and their lives in general, have patients who are more likely to attempt to follow the advice of the professional.

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