Double trouble. That’s what doctors think about the link between diabetes and heart disease. When you have one, the other isn’t far behind. Did you know that people with diabetes have a much greater risk for heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure? That’s due to changes in blood vessels in people with diabetes that can lead to cardiovascular disease.
According to statistics from the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association, two out of three deaths that will occur in the U.S. in 2015 will be the result of cancer, heart disease, diabetes or stroke. That percentage would be significantly reduced if Americans would make healthier food choices, exercise regularly and stop smoking.
“Let’s take those first steps together,” says Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) gynecologic oncologist Martin Martino, MD, with Gynecologic Oncology Specialists. “It seems like a simple formula. But many of us know it’s not that easy. At LVHN, our doctors and nurses are all on the same team. We are here to help patients develop a personalized plan. We’re here to help you make that commitment to yourself, and to your health.” Read More »
“I wanted to be somebody that can come back and educate people so that they weren’t afraid of diabetes and realize that they can live a full life and do everything everybody else could and have diabetes,” she says. Read More »
Ranita Kuryan, MD, helps families and children learn to live with diabetes, but it’s not easy news to share. “It’s hard to tell a 10- or 12-year-old child and his or her family that their child has diabetes,” Kuryan says. “Whether a child is diagnosed with type 1 or type 2, diabetes is a chronic condition that he or she must learn to manage for the long term.”
The event will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in Medical Imaging of Lehigh Valley Educational Conference Center rooms 6, 7 and 8. Activities will include diabetes-related educational exhibits and product demonstrations. Free flu shots will be available. Attendees also will be eligible for several giveaways. Please call 610-402-CARE to register.
Kimball began his open-wheel racing career at age 17, earning a spot in in the prestigious Formula 3 racing series in Europe. Then during a routine doctor’s visit in 2007, his racing journey almost came to an abrupt end when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Read More »