Risk Factors for Developing Heart Failure
Diabetes is a chronic disease of constant high levels of glucose in the blood stream due to abnormal insulin level and activity. Prolonged high levels of blood glucose can affect the health of blood vessels, which in turn could affect any or all the organs in the body. Diabetes can also have long-term effects on the heart muscle function.
There is no cure for diabetes, but it can be managed. Ensure your blood glucose is well control with daily checks and the HbA1c level with your doctor. This can be done by maintaining a normal healthy weight and taking your diabetic medications as prescribed.