Diabetes Awareness Month
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Every year the American Diabetes Association focuses on a campaign to educate Americans about diabetes. This year in 2022, the ADA’s campaign is “Diabetes Hits Different”.
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) includes coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, peripheral artery disease, and heart failure. They are known as the number one cause of death in adults in America. As alarming as this may sound, CVD is preventable and controllable with small changes made in your everyday life.
Major Risk Factors include:
In order to prevent cardiovascular disease take the following steps:
Those with more risk factors such as being diabetic or a smoker increases their risk of CVD. 90% of strokes are due to risk factors that can be reduced by changing one’s lifestyle and behaviors.