For Your SweetHeart Philippines is a nationwide movement to raise awareness about the critical link between diabetes and heart disease. It aims to encourage people with diabetes to know their risks and speak to their doctors about it.
Patients with diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely to develop heart disease.3
Over time, uncontrolled high blood sugar can damage blood vessels and nerves leading to the heart.3
This can ultimately raise blood pressure levels.3
Having diabetes can also increase the level of bad cholesterol and decrease the level of good cholesterol.4
All these factors increase the risk for heart disease in patients with diabetes.4
Cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death for patients with diabetes.5
25% of patients with diabetes have died from a heart attack.6
13% of patients with diabetes have died from stroke related to diabetes.6
Take our Framingham Risk Score Assessment Test to know your risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease within a 10-year time period
References: 1https://idf.org/our-network/regions-members/western-pacific/members/116-the-philippines.html. | 2Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes: Has the Dawn of a New Era Arrived? Diabetes Care. 2017 Jul; 40(7): 813–820.