What is the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease? About 65 percent of people with diabetes die from heart disease and stroke. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or suffer a stroke than people without diabetes.
People with type 2 diabetes also have high rates of high blood pressure, lipid problems, and obesity, which contribute to their high rates of CVD. Smoking doubles the risk of CVD in people with diabetes.
The ABC treatment goals for most people with diabetes are:
With American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day in February, consider putting more focus on your heart this month. It’s an opportunity to give loved ones a heart-healthy treat or engage in a heart-smart activity. But matters of the heart aren’t just reserved for this month.
You’ve been flocked! LaRue County High School Project Graduation is raising money for its chaperoned, post-graduation party for seniors. Residents who “get flocked” with Hawk-blue flamingos must make a donation of $5 to have the fowl removed from their front yards. If you’d like to flock
Just as the late Reverend Martin Luther King had a dream that someday people of all races will live peacefully together, so the Reverend Aaron L. Moss, pastor of Lane Lincoln Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Hodgenville, has a vision that this community will come together to celebrate Black History Month.