Diabetes and Heart Disease – the Deadly Duo
According to the American Diabetes Association, “People with diabetes have a higher-than-average risk of having a heart attack or Stroke. These strike people with diabetes more than twice as often as people without diabetes.” It seems Diabetes and Heart Disease go hand in hand.
Link between Diabetes and Heart Disease
The American Diabetes Association goes on to say, “There’s a big link between diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. In fact, two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke, also called cardiovascular disease. Clogged blood vessels can lead to heart attack, stroke, and other problems.”
Why are Diabetes and Heart Disease so Prevalent?
It seems like every day someone else we know has diabetes. In recent news, we learned that now nearly 1 in 4 U.S. teens are facing diabetes.
“The proportion of U.S. adolescents with diabetes or borderline diabetes has jumped dramatically since the late 1990s, raising the possibility that this generation of young people may face high rates of heart disease and other complications as adults.
“As of 2008, 23% of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 had diabetes or the precursor condition known as pre-diabetes, up from just 9% in 1999, according to a new analysis of national survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“By contrast, the rate of obesity — a leading cause of type 2 diabetes in this age group — was largely flat over the same time period, as previous CDC reports have shown. Thirty-four percent of adolescents were overweight or obese in 2008, compared to 33% in 1999.
“Likewise, rates of other risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure (14%) and high LDL cholesterol (22%), also known as bad cholesterol, remained high but largely unchanged from the previous decade.”
Dr. Joseph Prendergast, an Endocrinologist, is regarded as one of the leading authorities on Diabetes and Heart Disease.
It has been widely reported that Dr. Prendergast has not sent one patient to the hospital for a heart attack, stent, bypass or stroke in the last 19 years.
Dr. Prendergast has had phenomenal success with his patients. He would be the first to tell you he uses everything at his disposal to care for his patients, including the use of a remarkable product he helped formulate called Proargi9 Plus…