Cardiovascular Diseases in Patients with Diabetes
Writer: Prof. Dr. Yavuz Besogul
Diabetes can trigger cardiovascular diseases in the long term, leading to heart failure, coronary artery diseases or peripheral artery diseases. According to research, these problems are more common in diabetic patients than in non-diabetic individuals.
Diabetes can cause accelerated vascular occlusion and clotting. Patients with diabetes use tobacco, have a high body mass index, and have high cholesterol, which increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Things that diabetic patients should pay attention to to protect themselves from heart diseases are as follows:
- Checking blood sugar at regular intervals,
- To reduce blood pressure,
- Exercising or walking regularly,
- Trying to keep the body mass index at an ideal level,
- Eating regularly and healthily,
- Keeping blood fat levels under control,
- Staying away from tobacco, tobacco products and alcohol products
Cardiovascular diseases pose a serious danger in patients with diabetes. Since there is a high probability of re-occlusion after stent placement in diabetic patients, it is very important for diabetic patients to pay attention to their lifestyle in order to protect themselves from cardiovascular diseases.