WHAT IS DIABETIC HEART DISEASE (DHD)?

WHAT IS DIABETIC HEART DISEASE (DHD)?

The term “diabetic heart disease” (DHD) refers to heart disease that develops in people who have diabetes. Compared with people who don’t have diabetes, people who have diabetes: • Are at higher risk for heart disease • Have additional causes of heart disease • May develop heart disease at a younger age • May have more severe heart disease Fast Fact People who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes can develop DHD. The higher…

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Replace soda with water to fight diabetes

Replace soda with water to fight diabetes

The Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, UK found that for every 5% increase in daily energy intake that is provided by sweet drinks, such as soft drinks and artificially sweetened beverages, the risk of type 2 diabetes could increase by up to 18%. The study adds further important evidence to the recommendation from the World Health Organization to limit the intake of free sugars in our diet. Substantial observational evidence…

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