The metabolic changes caused by diabetes directly affect diabetics' cardiac health. In addition to high blood glucose levels-damaging the blood vessels, other factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, or high cholesterol can also lead to cardiovascular issues.
Over the time, high blood sugar can damage your blood vessels and nerves that control your heart. Diabetes is also associated with other conditions that increase the risk of heart disease.
- High blood pressure increases the force of blood through your arteries and can damage artery walls. The risk of heart disease is greatly increased if you have both high blood pressure and diabetes.
- Too much LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in your bloodstream can form plaque on damaged artery walls.
- High triglycerides (a type of fat in your blood) and low HDL (“good”) cholesterol or high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol are considered to contribute to the hardening of the arteries.
As per the above-mentioned risk, the purpose of having a Cardiac Care clinic within the premises of The Diabetes Centre is to provide easy access to all the patients. We provide all the major cardiac care facilities such as (ECG) Echocardiogram and stress machines for treatment and scanning. Cardiologist along with Diabetologist at TDC's Cardiac Care Clinic provide their consultancies and guide patients in keeping their hearts healthy as well as keeping their diabetes under control.