When I was in the hospital one time, I saw a twenty-five-year-old woman who was diabetic. I asked her if she had ever had a heart attack.
Her aunt was the nurse and she said that it had been years ago. Anyway, I was curious about this. She told me that my grandmother had a heart attack and that she did not know why. I found out later that my grandmother also had diabetes. But the thing is, in my case, I did not have the same problem.
At that time, I knew that those abnormal cells were not found in my grandmother’s heart. However, if they were there, they would be in my blood and I would be predisposed to developing diabetes.
So, I went to my doctor to find out whether there was a link between diabetes and heart attacks. He asked me a lot of questions about my family history and diabetes. I was not in the best health at that time. When I explained to him that my grandmother was diabetic, he said, “That’s interesting. My research shows that people with diabetes have a greater risk of a heart attack.”
I looked at him and said, “What research? The research that you are referring to is completely different.
You know, I am one hundred percent healthy. In fact, I live a very healthy life and I have no problems with my heart or my blood vessels. Do you really think that because I have diabetes that I am going to have a heart attack?”
My question is this: Do you think that if you have diabetes that it can cause your heart to get blocked or your blood vessels to burst and can cause a heart attack? Of course, this would have been exactly what my grandmother’s doctor was looking for. He could have got a heart scan to determine if my grandmother had any abnormal cells in her blood vessels.
According to the experts, at least fifty percent of diabetics have a major health problem called atherosclerosis, which is a condition that results in a narrowing of the arteries. The arteries become so constricted that they actually start to bleed, thus killing the blood vessel walls and producing an artery clot.
A study shows that about ten percent of diabetics have already suffered a heart attack. However, the experts say that these figures are much higher.
This is all very serious and diabetes can cause your heart to burst. Of course, the other factor is the lifestyle that diabetics lead. They tend to be overweight, so they develop obesity, which obviously puts them at a higher risk of having diabetes.
One big thing that diabetics need to avoid is salt. Their bodies will respond to salt by using it as a source of energy to supplement their diet, but in turn, they will produce more insulin, which will speed up the process and make the diabetics even fatter.